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Very Short Story

Posted on by Patrick

I just read my first Hemmingway story:

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
That’s it. 6 words. So many emotions at once. There’s a Wired piece where they got other authors to attempt to tell a story in 6 words. It’s pretty good.

via Will

3 Responses to Very Short Story

Amy said on 1/29/2008 at 7:00 pm

I actually use this with my students to show them how powerful words can be when put together the right way. I have them write their own six-word short stories. I have seen some heartbreaking ones (much like the Hemingway), and some really funny ones.

Amy said on 1/29/2008 at 7:01 pm

Okay, I reread and I see that Wired took my idea. 😛 on them.

Jer said on 2/12/2008 at 9:14 am

heartbreaking.

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