NBCOlympics.com's newsroom is looking for your favorite Olympic stories in just six words.
This brings us to the six-word memoir. If you're new to the style, welcome. As the story goes, Ernest Hemingway was once asked to write a memoir of his life using just six words.
"For sale: Baby shoes, never worn," he wrote. A few years ago, Smith Magazine revived the idea and asked readers to submit their own six-worders.
Now it's a best-selling book and a Twitter hashtag -- #sixwords.
Comedian Stephen Colbert, who's been climbing into fireplaces and on top of moose around here lately, wrote of his life so far: "Well, I thought it was funny."
Lots to write about
The gold medal hockey game is a great place to start. "An epic effort on both sides."
For Shaun White's Double McTwist 1260, how about: "He's an 'Animal'. White reigns supreme."
For Apolo Ohno: "The greatest? Maybe. Don't forget Heiden."
And Canada's first Olympic gold on home soil, thanks to Alexandre Bilodeau:
"Sweet relief, shared with his brother."
The challenge is making the moment fit. Seven words won't work.
Team USA racked up record number of medals. Thirty-seven all up.
Lindsey Vonn's right shin rebounded, allowing her to race to her first Olympic gold in the downhill. Shaun White repeated in style. But a friendly American sweep wasn't to be in the women's halfpipe.
Seth Wescott proved he's still the one to beat in snowboard cross. But Lindsey Jacobellis had to confront another disappointing result in front of Olympic fans.
Back down in Vancouver, American skaters out-worked their competitors to win seven medals in speed skating, short track and figure skating.
New stars like J.R. Celski (short track), Jessie Vetter (hockey), and Patrick Kane (hockey) have laid the hopeful groundwork for Olympic careers to come. Feel free to turn their stories into six-word forecasts.
-- Whose Vancouver story will you write in six words?
-- How would you summarize the most important story of these Games so far?
Submit yours and read others below.
Remember, just six. Have at it.