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Hemingway once wrote a super short story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
What story can you write in six words?
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we live, we breed, we die.
we loved together, we died together.
Once upon a time, the end. 😀
Good one. Made me smile.
Why thank you 🙂 – Glad it made you smile!
Reason resurfaced, she can breathe and believe.
September eleven two thousand and one.
Say, did you find that idea on MY blog??? J/K
I have been posting a daily “6-word Memoir” on FB and Twitter after introducing the writing idea to Utah teachers. I used Hemingway’s poignant “story” as the prime example. Knowing it’s not good form to post links in comments, I want to share what some “teacher” examples. So forgive me, but here it is: http://wp.me/pv81p-Zo
This month I’ve posted “50-word Fiction” EVERY day in August as part of WordPress’ AND NaBloPoMo’s challenge. (Their August theme is “fiction.”)
Btw, I LOVE WP.
Hemingway is one of my favourite writers. We discussed his work in creative writing class and his six word ‘masterpiece’ has stayed with me. I wondered what others would write so sent the suggestion to Scott.
Thank you for the link to your blog, I look forward to reading it
rbs -thanks for your link. I am a beginning teacher and while on practicum was teaching creative writing and used the six word novel as a starter activity. Hemingway was my model for it and used the baby shoes to start discussion about what ideas/images came to mind. Then they had a turn at it – some very powerful examples came from them. You have inspired me to improve on the model 🙂
The man goes to good journey.
Some great 6 word stories posted here. Here is mine http://fromundermanyhats.com/2011/08/22/my-story-in-just-six-words-topic-227/#comments
I believe in today and tomorrow.
Shrouded in pink, Dawn broke in.
Does it make any sense? It sounded poetic in my head but I’m not so sure once it’s written….
Live and love, but never forget!
You and me, forever together, safe.
A nice and clever person, me.
A cat drank the whole milk.
I love this topic. It’s challenging. I’ll see what I can dig out of my brain.
I brought applesauce cakes to work. http://wp.me/p1hRfH-pE
The flea story: Adam had ’em.
Thank you. 🙂
Thank you very much for putting that Hemingway story here. I never read that. now I read that. A fantastic story, indeed.
I came up with seven 😀
Seven six-word stories that is, not seven words.
This is a great idea for fiction writers, thanks!
Holding locket, family thoughts, picture torn
Hello? No, I am his WIFE.
A lot of us know THAT story! Very clever!
LOVE that one!
Rancher’s morning, sips coffee, new arrivals
Wiping off lipstick, he dialed Laura.
Haha, I love this!
This one takes the cake!
Rusty rails, salty handcar, camera obscura
And they lived happily ever after. 🙂
I died and went to Heaven.
Returned SASE means rejection. Yet again.
Ooohhh, good one.
Phone rings: “We’re impressed, let’s talk.”
Even better! 😉
I am His work in progress
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