Sunday, February 20, 2011

Six Word Stories

For sale: baby shoes, never used.

—Ernest Hemingway
The original short short story. In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him that he couldn’t write a complete story in just six words. They paid up. Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work.

A few Six Word Stories by Daniel Kaye:
Money; in one hand, then gone.
Letterbox rattles, another bill, excitement gone.
Lotto numbers picked, fingers crossed again.
These two are especially for the writers out there:
Words elude me, computer screen blank.
First Draft, then edit, then submit.

These six word stories are great fun, give them a go.

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