As the story goes, in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him that he couldn’t write a complete story in just six words. His response: "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn." Their response? They paid up. That now-famous work of literature was an inspiration for Larry Smith, whose Smith magazine began collecting other people's six-word memoirs and turning them into a popular series of books. Now, Larry has expanded that idea collecting flash nonfiction from 125 writers and artists, both famous and obscure.
Larry Smith, editor of Smith magazine and co-author of Six Word Memoirs