Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Six word stories

In the 1920's, Ernest Hemmingway bet someone ten dollars that he could write a complete story in just six words.

He won that bet with these words: 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.'

Isn't that genius? Six words, yet a myriad of possibilities.
I love the six words idea, and it's one that has spawned a thousand forum threads.
What would your six word story be?
As a romance writer, my mind turns inevitably towards love and love lost. How about these...

'One blue line. Two possible fathers.'

'Black dress. Red rose. Goodnight Love.'

'Her best friend. His secret love.'

I've just returned from Disney, so I can't resist this one. Sorry, Mickey!
'Minnie kissed Donald, don't tell Mickey.'

Lord, this is addictive! Have a go, it's really quite hard.

 'Am still thinking, be right back...'



8 comments:

Kristina Knight said...

I love that 6 word story! And your right, the posinilities are endless...

Okay, I'll play along (stealing Mr. h's format). How about: Wanted: good shot, bullets on hand.

Olivia Miles said...

I love the one blue line story...haha! And the Mickey and Minnie love triangle! Very clever!

Scarlet Wilson said...

It's got to be a medical!

The line flattened. Finally - he's dead.

Caroline said...

Great "stories" everyone. Lets keep them coming.

Mine? It's a bit of a play on Mr H's words really (and a bit of a cheat) but here goes- "Wedding dress for sale. Never worn."

Caroline x

joanne pibworth said...

Hi Kristina, I love your story, it made me wonder who was going to get that bullet. A wayward husband? A mistress?

Hey Olivia, lol about Mickey & Minnie. Although in real life they are of course inseperable!

Scarlet - OMG! You killed someone before breakfast!
You are a hard woman.

Hi Caroline! Aww. Now, did she buy a new dress, or did she get a new man? The mind boggles! Good one.

Romy Sommer said...

This is fun! And what a great way to write pitch or tag lines for stories.

Off to think of one now ...

Maya said...

This is fun, but actually really hard. Think...think... Hmm, now I've got my head full of Winnie the Pooh, lol.

Lacey Devlin said...

The blue line and Micky and Minnie's love triangle are my favs too :)