Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine : 2020-07-04

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Column @MaryKenny4 Write a short story in six words “I’m feeling just fine,” she lied. Havana peach melba. Jamaica herself. Alaska. Attic cleared, treasures sold, bills paid. Football came back. He sat up. WINNER Garlic wafts on the air. Holidays. Aisling Meehan, Co Waterford Hugh Owens, Co Cork Kathleen Shanagher, Co Roscommon Tony Wallace, Co Meath Legend has it that in a smoky bar in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him he couldn’t write a complete story in six words. To cut a long story short, he did, and he believed the resulting short story to be his best work. What he wrote was ... HOW TO ENTER Loretta O’Hanlon, Weekend Email your entry with your name, address and phone number to weekendmag@independen­t.ie magazine competitio­n Co Waterford ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ The five best entries will be published in Weekend Magazine, with €30 of O’Brien Press books going to the winning story. If you would like to test your literary mettle, take the Hemingway challenge and send us your six-word story. Each week we will publish the five best entries and award a prize to the best one. The only rule is the story must be six words. No more, no less. 6 IRISH INDEPENDEN­T 4 July 2020 Weekend Magazine

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