Monday, February 15, 2010

6 Word Fiction! Say What?

It has been said that Ernest Hemingway made a bet with his colleagues that he could write a story in only 6 words. While, this has never been proven to be true, it is still something that individuals today set out to do. There are a number of sites and one magazine that actually lists these types of writings, but the question remains about Hemingway being the first to establish this.

There is NO proof anywhere of a napkin with the story "For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn." There is proof, however, that the words "baby shoes, never worn..." were used in an advertisement from 1945, which stated:

None the less, "flash" fiction has come up in an artist trading card (ATC) swap that I was going to participate in and I thought I would share with you what I came up. I do have to admit, though, writing these can be addictive and fun!

6 Feet Under
Man's future: boy, man, maggot food!

Planets 4 Sale
Got Rocket? The planets are showing.

Unexpected Delivery
Seed planted. Girl meets boy. Due?

Caffeine Kick
I drank coffee. Everything makes sense.

Wasted Time
Sun Rose. Day Came. Day Gone.

Shopaholic's Dying Wish
Reincarnated? Shopping is never done right!

Braininess Dilemma
Knowledge is power. Or is it?

By-the-way, if you would like to find out what Snopes says about this, you can visit "Baby Shoes" for more detail.


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