Traditionally, writers are told that every story needs a distinct setting, plot, storyline, developed characters, and so much more. Miami Book Fair and WRLN are bending those rules. They’re presenting you with a seemingly simple challenge: write a story about South Florida. Sounds easy enough, right? You work here, you live here, you know everything there is to know about the Magic City. So writing about your experiences should flow out of you like champagne flows at LIV. But there’s a catch, your South Florida story can only be six words long. Still sound easy? You’d be surprised how difficult it is for even the most experienced authors to pen an engaging narrative with less than a sentence!
“What’s the prize?” you ask? Well, the best stories will be incorporated into an event during Miami Book Fair 2016 with improv group Villain Theater. Masters of improv will use the winning stories as inspiration for their comedy sketches at the Fair. There’s a couple different ways you can submit your super short story for your chance to win. Share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the #6WordsMiami, or fill out the simple form via WLRN here: http://bit.ly/2bvNUK3.
So what will you choose to write about? The unbearable traffic, the mouthwatering food, or how South Florida has a culture all its own. How much SoFla can you fit into only 6 words?