I was listening to NPR's Talk of the Nation today and they interviewed two editors from SMITH magazine. They were promoting a new book length compilation of six word stories.
Apparently the six word story was started by Ernest Hemingway on a bar room dare(surprise). He was challenged to come up with a tale in only six words. Hemingway's six word story: For sale: baby shoes. Never worn. Pretty powerful, huh?
The editors also read lots of other examples and invited listeners to submit their own.
Here are some of my favorites from the SMITH magazine site:
spel chek haz cumpleetlee spoyld mee.
Spat into life. I spat back.
Last night. Fun. Wait.... He's married???
I started thinking about what I would write for my own micro tale.
Privileges sans responsibilities. Welcome to teenage-hood. (Do you think I might be living with three teenage girls?)
Pillow talk? I mean about pillows.
They're hard to come up with, especially within the confines of so few words, but fun nonetheless.
I was so inspired by the concept of six word stories that I decided to write six-word captions for the photos I uploaded to Flickr today.
They started out pretty tame.
Nate Pillow with improv sashing...aah
But, quickly degenerated to:
Threesome. No, not that kind, silly.
This one was probably my favorite.
Patches pillows. Plump, but precariously perched.
An alliterative six word story. I could have hours, maybe even days of fun coming up with these things.
What about you?
Pray tell, what's your six word story?