Our friends at the brilliant, Brooklyn-based SMITH Magazine are continuing their six-word literature series by inviting readers to submit Michael Jackson obits. A few early Jackson 6 contest favorites: He touched us in different ways (Jeffrey Bryan); Michael, you beat it too soon (Bethe); From ABC to PYT to RIP (Mary Elizabeth Williams). The reader challenge ends today at 5; read what your competitors have come up with and find out where to submit your brilliant words here.
In other Brooklyn Michael Jackson news: Brownstoner says a bunch of MJ fans are gathering Tuesday night at 7:30 for a memorial run around Prospect Park. Dress the part and meet at Prospect Park West and 9th Street, winding up in a massive Thriller dance. More info here.