In the 1920’s, Ernest Hemingway was supposed to have won a bet for successfully proving that he could write a six word short story:
For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.
There is no denying that those six words provide a moving, heart breaking, tragic tale. I can picture tiny, red, Mary-Jane shoes in a pristine box, wrapped in tissue paper, and a grieving mother crying over the them.
I attempted the six word story challenge, and it was harder than I anticipated. To create six words that work together to spur the imaginations and emotions of the reader is no easy feat.
Here are my attempts:
We had the cure all along.
I chose euthanasia. Dignity in death.
Aliens reply, “We’re leaving. Earth sucks.”
As I said, a lot harder than I first anticipated, but I don’t think I did too badly.
I challenge anyone who wants a go, and I look forward to your six word stories.
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