6 Word Stories

(Started by Ann-Louise Truschel)

For those who think 100-word stories are short, I found this on the Website:

6-Word Stories

WILLIAM FAULKNER famously said that a novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet. Hemingway, with his creation of the six-word story, combined poetry and drama into a short form that has grown in popularity while remaining difficult to achieve. Narrative is looking for six-word stories that can stand alongside the best that have been written. Here are a few:

For sale: Baby shoes, never worn. —Ernest Hemingway

Longed for him. Got him. Shit. —Margaret Atwood

Without thinking, I made two cups. —Alistair Daniel

Revenge is living well, without you. —Joyce Carol Oates

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