Ernest Hemingway is said to have written a six-word story and called it his best work: "For sale: baby shoes. Never used." SJ Rozan invites writers to submit six word crime stories here. To submit: Send your story to: SIXWORDSTORY@AOL.COM. Include your name and, if you want, your url. We won't post email addresses. Stories SJ finds appealing for whatever idiosyncratic reason will be posted here. Send titles if you like, but we here at Six Word Story HQ like that part and will probably title them ourselves. Maybe there'll be a prize beyond the wonder of seeing your story in electronic print; maybe not. We'll think about it. Meanwhile, we're waiting...
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literary death match medal ceremony To inspire you, here's SJ Rozan winning the Shanghai Literary Death Match

It's SJ's birthday and we got prizes!

We here at Six Word Story are awarding our first prize, on account of it's SJ Rozan's birthday and that ought to be worth something. When we say "first," we mean there wasn't one before this. We don't mean the ones to come will be any less glorious.

So the $50 gift certificate to The Mystery Company, courtesy of the inimitable Jim Huang (thanks, Jim!) goes to:

"I *am* the Ripper," said Holmes.

Duane Swierczynski

This, which cracked us all up, was first published here Dec. 12, 2006. Duane, get in touch and we'll work out the details. Well done! Now the rest of you, get back to work and send those entries in!

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