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six word stories.

12 August 2008
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legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once prodded to compose a complete story in six words.

his answer?

“For sale: baby shoes, never used.”

some people say it was to settle a bar bet. others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors. either way, it is considered some of his best prose ever.

this week, my six word story would be:

quitting is the best start ever.

what is your six word story?

Reading: Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure – Larry Smith, Rachel Fershleiser

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