According to legend in the 1920’s Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a complete story in just six words, and he answered the challenge with- “For sale: baby shoes, never used.”

Whether the Hemingway legend is true or not hasn’t deterred interest in the idea of telling a story limited to six words. Web sites and books are filled with six word stories and memoirs.

Smith Magzine    http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/

The website  http://www.sixwordstories.net/ posts new stories on a regular basis.

NPR has a gallery of six-word memoirs http://www.npr.org/programs/totn/features/2008/02/memoir/gallery/index.html

One my personal favorites –

Static geographically; travelled SO far emotionally.

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