12 February 2011

World's Winning Shortest Essay

Sharing this email from Mr. Lim Chin Hong, Taiping which I find very interesting.

This is a story of a 16 year-old boy from New Hampshire, England who won the World's Shortest Essay competition. He was awarded a scholarship at the University of Harvard for his imagination and humour.... Here's an example of absolute brilliance......

Shortest Essay:

An English university creative writing class was asked to write a concise essay containing the following elements:

1) Religion

2) Royalty
3) Sex
4) Mystery

The prize-winner wrote:

'My God,' said the Queen, 'I'm pregnant.
I wonder who the father is'.


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