Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's six-word story, "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn," many writers, students, comedians, and tumblrinas alike have taken on the challenge of writing a story in six words- some funny, others devastating. According to Narrative Magazine, "a six-word story should provide a movement of conflict, action, and resolution that gives the sense of a complete story transpiring in a moment's reading" (Narrativemagazine.com). However, despite the hordes of six-word stories on the internet, many lack beginning, middle, and end. These "stories" are actually not stories at all but six-word statements, some thought-provoking and others... not so much.
I want my six-word story to be current, thought-provoking, and unique. My idea is to make a statement about religious pluralism in the State of Israel, using the same six words to convey both sides of the debate. Hopefully, with some creative thinking, I will be able to portray my distant homeland without getting on a plane and flying to Israel!
I am a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I play guitar and even write some of my own music, and love to travel! Next year, I will learn at a seminary, a school where young Jewish women learn tradition Jewish texts, philosophy, and law in Jerusalem, Israel. Afterwards, I want to go to college to study Gender Studies and Judaic Studies. Although I'm not particularly interested in pursuing broadcast after high school, I love the creative outlet of telling stories that are important to me.