We invite you to look back at 2018 and write about it.
Specifically, we want you to tell us a true story from your life in 2018…in only 18 words.
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 18-word memoir that most captivates us will win a free Gotham class of his or her choosing.
As inspiration, here are some of our best entries from last year’s version, which only allowed 17 words:
Unemployment, day forty: I’m savoring blueberry pancakes and cinnamon coffee while watching Comey testify. He’s unemployed, too.
We stood in the yard smoking cigars while fireworks laced with Tio's ashes burst over the neighborhood.
As the floodwaters rose, I hotfooted it to the supermarket for emergency wine. It was closed. Disaster!
Limavady, United Kingdom
Deadline: Monday February 18, 2019, 11:59 pm Eastern Time