We invite you to look back at 2016 and write about it.
Specifically, we want you to tell us a true story from your life in 2016…in only 16 words. (You can use a title, but that will count toward your word limit.)
We want a personal story from your life, which can be hilarious, heartbreaking, puzzling, uplifting, or just plain strange. Look for something intriguing, perhaps something with emotional or intellectual resonance. It’s fine if you want to include current events from the year, as long as it’s mostly about you, or how you feel about it.
Whoever writes the 16-word memoir that most captivates us will win a free Gotham class of his or her choosing.
As inspiration, here are some great examples:
One-way and nonrefundable, the ticket prickled in my pocket, reminding me what I was leaving.
We stayed up all night, with glue guns and chalk markers, perfecting, for her special day.
I arrived in NYC and insomnia’s racing pulse returned. It wasn’t the city lights, doctor.
The winner gets a free Gotham class of his or her choosing.
Deadline: Monday February 20, 2017, midnight Eastern Time.