Six Word Stories

A six word story is exactly what it sounds like. Using only six words, the author creates a story containing a beginning, middle and end. Hemingway’s attempt, probably one of the most famous and disturbing six word stories, has always been one of my favorites. Try it. Tip: Punctuation plays a significant role in this endeavor.

Examples of six word stories:

“Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.” – Joss Whedon

“With bloody hands, I say good-bye.” – Frank Miller

“It’s behind you! Hurry before it- ” – Rockne S. O’Bannon

“The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.” – Orson Scott Card

“K.I.A. Baghdad, Aged 18 – Closed Casket.” – Richard K. Morgan

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” – Ernest Hemingway

Source for examples: Norman Cooper

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