Hemingway’s Six-Word-Story

English: Hemingway posing for a dust jacket ph...
Hemingway posing for a dust jacket photo by Lloyd Arnold for the first edition of “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, at the Sun Valley Lodge, Idaho, late 1939.

Many believe that Ernest Hemingway is famous, for writing, besides The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, etc., a six word story. Here it is.

For Sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.

Yes, know one knows for sure if old Ernest penned those words, but I like to think he did. I also like the story. Painfully simple, yet heavy with sorrow. Baby shoes that were never word. Someone dreamed of having a baby, but now that dream is gone. Or someone was indeed going to have a baby, but that baby was lost, never born.

Here’s my effort. It’s simple, not as effective, but it was fun trying to match Hemingway.

Leaping, she fell. Bloodied her knees.

Wanna try? Post your story below.

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