Six word stories is a writing exercise inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s shortest story. It goes “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” This brief tale leaves you with many more questions than answers, and opens the door for further discussion.
In that spirit, we recently adapted this writing challenge for our peer ministers to tell us about themselves in six words. The instructions were loose: choose six words to tell us something about you. It can be part of an important story in your life, six words you’d use to describe yourself, or something you find inspiring.
The Peer Ministers did not disappoint! We read them aloud to each other during our last Wednesday night zoom session, and it was riveting. Each story says so much, and leaves you wanting more.
Check out these six words stories from our very own SJA teens.
Working hard, fostering relationships, that's success.
Seeing new things, traveling and exploring.
Want dragon pet, powerful galic queen.
Mental health is important, take care.
Positive attitude, good sportsmanship, full effort.
Flannel, Naps, Senior, Green, Band, Procrastination.
I want to go to Hogwarts.
I have broken fifteen bones already.
Always on time; Five Minutes Late.
Our youth at SJA have amazing things to say. Our goal is to give them a platform to share their thoughts on topics they want to talk about. Their thoughts are uniquely theirs. From politics to faith, school issues to our church, this blog shares their voices with our community.