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The Shortest Essay

This is a story of a 16 year-old boy from Tamworth who won the World’s Shortest Essay competition.

He was awarded a scholarship at the University of Sydney for his imagination and humour…

Here it is…

Shortest Essay:

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

  • Religion

  • Royalty

  • Physical Disability

  • Racism

  • Homosexuality

The prize-winner wrote:

‘My God,’ cried the Queen, ‘That one-legged coon is a poofter’.

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