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    Hemingway six word story

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Addicted2aa, Mar 18, 2009.

    For those who haven't heard of Hemingway's shortest story it went like this. For Sale:Baby Shoes never worn. The story behind it is that he bet he could write a story in under 10 words. Any one want to try?

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    Nice. I prefer to read this as a happy three-way relationship, though I don't think you meant it that way.

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    I thought this related to mine when I first read it and then realized it works on it's own and is more funny that way. Well played
     
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    This is fun. Here are my thoughts:

    "Does God exist?" The mortar hit.

    "Who is that man mommy kissed?"

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    Ooh. I like that one. :D

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    I've always liked Larry Niven's 10-word story entitled Unfinished Story #2:
    To be fair, though, the word count should include the title, which is definitely a major part of the message.

    Back on topic, though:

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    The thread is SIX word stories...

    Another classic example - by Julius Caesar:
    I came, I saw, I conquered.

    In the original Latin, though, it is not even close to being that wordy:
    Veni, vidi, vici.
     
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    SIX words needed. That was Seven.

    (See what I did there? Clever!)

    (And there! I'm good at this!)
     
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    Very clever, I can't do math.

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    uhhh . . . is that a six word autobiography? LOL
     
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