Six words to change the world
The six-word novel meme has been around for a good long time. Every now and then, to clear my head, I give myself six minutes or so to come up with as many six-word novels as I can. It’s a fun, easy, low-pressure way to get started writing for the day. Here’s what I came up with the last time I tried (according to my notepad, I took a whopping 11 minutes):
Got hit. Got famous. Got revenge.
All I learned didn’t help me.
Made four promises. Kept only three.
Mother, wife, daughter, mistress, second wife.
I think I saw Mom’s killer.
Dog person and cat person disagree.
He knew the secret and told.
He did too much and paid.
Enjoyed the view. The view changed.
Hated the whale. Whale hated him.
He wanted to show his father.
“I don’t have enough.” He did.
It had to come out somehow.
Telling him stories kept her alive.
He wanted to tell her everything.
She kissed him. It didn’t help.
If only my much-longer novel-in-progress was anywhere near as worthwhile as a couple of these…