Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Six Word Short Story Inspiration

Ernest Hemingway said that his best work was a
very short story consisting

of six words: "For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn." Do any of these photos inspire a six word story?


KnitNana said...

I'm not following this....

RedInkstone said...


I like Atwood's:

"Longed for him. Got him. Shit."

KnitNana said...

Yes, better. B/c I was putting all three of them together and not getting a very nice "storyline" - if you get my drift...I'd think all three - each one separately - would have the potential for a short story!

Σφιγξ said...

Hemingway's is so perfect. Unfortunately, I may not have avoided being clunky and archaic:

Love's decorative knot...no gift bow.

Hand ax. Bit the wight deeply.

Pitbull. A bitten desire to travel.

Encircle ardor...with a fire ring.

Σφιγξ said...

Just thought of one:

In that same vein: a CABG.

Conchscooter said...

Jeez, never mind us wordy people. "a recent incident" sounds scatological to me. a dump on the sommelier's slippers perhaps. Italy by the way is very nice, even though it is cool and rainy and thundery. I hardly miss the keys (yet).