This story was originally published on Sept. 8, 2011.
As you may know, Ernest Hemingway is said to have made a bet that he could write a story in six words. His was: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” This storytelling style was revived by the online magazine SMITH, with whom we’ve collaborated. We asked some of the family members who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks to tell us their story in the form of a six-word memoir. Here are three of those memoirs from people whose lives changed that day.
Slideshow: Six words for 9/11