Writing Contest: One Object, Six Words

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By Jason Boog Comment

balllighter2.jpgHow many words do you need to tell a story about an inanimate object? Smith magazine has teamed up with Significant Objects for an interesting contest–asking writers to compose a six-word story about that photograph.

Here are the details:”Can you create Significance for this Object in just six words? The winning response will be published on the Significant Objects site, and more to the point, on its eBay store. Proceeds from that auction go to the author of the winning submission.”

Ernest Hemingway created the first six-word story about an inanimate object as well, famously writing a tragedy with two simple sentences: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” The Smith magazine contest ends on Friday, November 6, at 8 pm EST–submit your entry today…

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