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The most famous example of a six-word story is frequently credited to Ernest Hemingway (though there’s little evidence that he actually wrote it): “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” In six simple words, a heartbreaking narrative is told—from the few words but also from what is left out. Here are other short stories in this format:
Six words can make a compelling narrative when pulled from the heart. The shortened format should provide some movement of conflict, action, and resolution that gives the sense of a complete story and allow the reader to fill in the rest. Here are a few tips to help get you going…