Tell a Story in Six Words

Hemingway is credited with creating the "6-Word Story".

His famous example is -

          "For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn."

William Faulkner said:
     "A novelist is a failed short story writer.
       And a short story writer is a failed poet."

 

"Beginning. Middle. And End. Conflict. Resolution."
     

"Humor. Drama. Pathos. In six words."

 

          (those are each six words, mine. {6 words} )

Here's a few of my own: (it's not easy) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovers

We were Immortal. For a while.

Evolution

Tragedy struck. I learned. Made millions.


the Quandary

Still in love? Yes. And No.

Headstone

All below was against my religion.

Spring

A lone mosquito. Summer's coming. Yay!

Disappointment

Wanted a car. Got rollerblades. Damn.

Busted

She winked. Flirted back. Husband scowled.

Busted

She gave me the evil eye.

the Substitute

Wanted a goldfish. Shark for dinner.
 

Betrayed

Pulled the plug on my son.

 

 

Leaving

Was here for you. Not anymore!

Pondered

Walked forever. Got nowhere. Stopped. Shrugged.

Message in a Bottle

Went sailing. Capsized.

Swam ashore. Almost.

Bob

Went sailing. Capsized.

Swam ashore. Almost.

 

 

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If you need to tell a really good story, drop me a line.  

 Ian@stirlingcw.com 

 BSOT.

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