Ami Hendrickson wins Fleeting’s Six-Word Story Prize. Her story, “No taxidermist loved his daughter more”, was described as “stunning” by judges Brooke Magnanti and Tobias Hill.
“The quality of the entries was very high,” added Brooke. “So many funny and brave stories. It was a relief to be judging rather than entering – I don’t think I would have stood a chance!”
Ami, an author and screenwriter from Michigan, was editing at a local coffeehouse when she heard the news. “My reaction was an audible ‘Holy Cow!’” she told us. “I am honoured.”
We saw nearly five thousand stories in our search for a rival to Hemingway’s classic. And like Hemingway, Ami has taken the cash prize.
Boy meets girl’s boyfriend, prefers him.
Macbeth divorced her for wasting soap.
Set sail, great storm, one survived.
Modern fairy tale: Frog. Snog. Sprog.
“You may now–”
Groundhog day. Groundhog day. Groundhog day.