Six word stories are a little bit of fun, purportedly launched by Ernest Hemingway after his friends bet him he couldn’t write a meaningful story in six words. He contributed this gem, which he labeled his best work:
“For sale: baby shoes, never used.”
Right now I am on writing retreat with my critique group, and we got inspired by this 6 word challenge. Being a group of empty-nesters, our challenge was midlife. Thought it might be fun to share our offerings, which reflect something about a group of women holed up in a New Mexico canyon: too many treats around!
“It’s the middle of the Oreo.”
“I’m a woman, not an age.”
“Baby bird off to college; nest crumbles.”
“Age shouldn’t matter, but it does.”
“EEEK! Mother in mirror, not me.”
“Weight Watchers vs. brownie? Brownie wins!”
Now join the challenge and write your own. No need to be a writer, either. The goal is to tell your version of life at midlife in 6 words or less. Adding your story below will add to the fun!
Share your own midlife story in 6 words or less!