Very Short Stories II

Very Short Stories I

To cut a long story short

Ernest Hemingway once said his best work was a story he wrote in just six words: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ Guardian Books Unlimited challenged some contemporary authors to be equally economical.

My 6 favourite 6-letter stories:

1. Dad called: DNA back: he isn’t. – Helen Fielding

2. Humorous book: critic died laughing. Sued. – Alexander McCall Smith

3. Mother’s-milk. Ribena. Tetley’s. Chibuku-Shake-Shake. Complan. Morphine. – Marina Lewycka

4. “Apple?” “No.” “Taste!” “ADAM?” Oh God. – David Lodge

5. Stop me before I kill again. – Hari Kunzru

6. Womb. Bloom. Groom. Gloom. Rheum. Tomb. – Blake Morrison


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sassywho
    Jul 31, 2007 @ 14:38:53

    Yay!!! You’re back on!

    nylusmilk: yay! 😀 don’t forget to change the link in your blog. 😛


  2. lovelyloey
    Jul 31, 2007 @ 15:54:07

    And I like the Helen Fielding one. The rest seem like just a bunch of keywords to me.

    nylusmilk: hi! yea, in a way there are but they tell the story pretty effective too to me. 🙂


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