Posted Sep 24, 2013 11:15 am CDT
True or not, the story goes that Ernest Hemingway won a bet that he could write a story in six words or less. The author delivered this tale: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Marquette legal writing professor Lisa Mazzie believes six-word stories are great practice for writers who need to be concise. She has asked students and professors to write their own six-word tales about law school or law-related themes at the Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog (sub. req.) and TaxProf Blog note the results.
Some of the stories:
• Hanging shingles, he fell into debt
• Law school. My personal debt crisis.
• Sanity sustained by pounds of coffee.
• Work harder than ever, no guarantees.
• The Framers should’ve been more specific.
The Law Blog offered some of its own, including: You’ll get hired. So they claimed.
Share your own compositions in answers to our question of the week: Write a six-word memoir of your law career.