November is National Novel Writing Month. So, we’re presenting a challenge to you. Write a novel in 12 words or less and
send it to us at email@example.com. Or post it here
in our comments section. The deadline is November 19th. We'll read
our favorites on the air Thanksgiving weekend. Good luck!
BOB GARFIELD: And, finally, November is Write a Novel Month, so we're presenting a challenge. Write a novel by November 19th -- actually, not a novel -- more like a really, really short novella. For inspiration, here's the shortest story we know. "For sale, baby shoes, never worn." That's Hemingway. He did it in six words. We're giving you 12. Send in your 12-word-or-less story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll read our favorite on the air in two weeks.
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