Once upon a time, Ernest Hemmingway was challenged to write a 6 word story. Take a minute to think about that – only 6 words, but 6 words that tell a story. This is a somewhat extreme example of flash fiction. Hemmingway came up with the following:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn
So, what can you come up with? This is a challange presented to Swindon Freewriters as part of their regular meetups. Here’s one of mine:
Missing alligator called bob. Reward offered.
Now, the problem is I’ve obviously written that having read Hemmingways example. I wonder what other things people would be able to come up with?
Red Alert, Captain to the bridge
Challange set! Check out the following resources:
http://www.sixwordstories.net/ allows community posts of six word stories
http://www.reddit.com/r/sixwordstories/ the ever popular reddit has a subredit for six word stories
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_sale:_baby_shoes,_never_worn for more information on the six word story by Hemmingway, Wikipedia is the place to go.