Six Word Story XXI

The topic for this contest is: SIX WORD MEMOIR XXI.

"Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a story in only six words.
His response was, "For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn."

- THEME: Summer Vacations! Write a six word TRUE story about: A vacation or trip you took during the summer when you were a child.
- Must be a TRUE story.
- Must be only SIX words.
- NO author's notes - story MUST stand on its own without any explanations.

*Yes, (grammatically-correct) hyphenated words are allowed to be counted as one.

Yes, these entries are going into a multi-author book titled, "Get Ready! Get Set! GO!" (at least they're supposed to be anyway lol).

As of right now (8/2/09 - 8:35am PST), the last chapter is "chapter 315". When you first click "Submit Entry" there will NOT be a place (yet) to change the chapter number, and it will be thrown into the book as a prologue (chapter 0). I get the prologue! ;-) Please, please, please, PLEASE make sure you fix the chapter number on your entry.

Save your entry in "Preview" mode first. After you save (preview) your entry to FanStory, edit as usual and fix the chapter number before you release it to the public. There will be a little tiny box at the top of your edit screen to put chapter numbers in. Please keep them going up in chronological order. Thank you so much for helping me with this!

Now click to reserve your spot, 'cause this contest seems to fill up so freakin' fast you wouldn't believe lol.

Good Luck and Have Fun! :-)

Write a story that incorporates the topic. The story does have to be specifically about the topic. Creative approaches are welcomed.

Minimum Length: 6 words. Maximum Length: 6 words. Recommended Length: 6 words. ;-)

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool of 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Monday, August 31, 2009.

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The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Note To Reviewers: This was a topic-based non-fiction contest where the writers were challenged to write a true story in only six words. Please see the announcement for specific rules for SWS XXI. Please read each and every entry and vote for the best told.

All submissions will be made into a multi-author book. This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.

Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2009 at 11:59pm EST.

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