Very Short Stories III

Very Short Stories II

Six-Word Memoirs: The Legend

Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).

Six 6-word stories I saw that I liked:

1. Foetus, son, brother, husband, father, vegetable.
Dick Hadfield

2. Head in books, feet in flowers.
Heather Thomson

3. Wrong era ,Wrong Class, Wrong Gender.
Patsy Wheatcroft

4. Not quite finished, tell you later.
Dave Nicholson

5. Worry about tomorrow, rarely enjoy today!
Richard Rabone

6. I’m just happy to be here!
Graham Marsh


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lovelyloey
    Mar 12, 2008 @ 08:44:56

    My six words:
    “Went back to our other halves.”

    nylusmilk: don’t quite understand it ler. 😛


  2. lovelyloey
    Mar 14, 2008 @ 18:20:39

    Haha. I can’t believe I took the subject out of ENGLISH which requires a subject. Oh well. More like “We went back to our own partners” or something.

    nylusmilk: alamak, still don’t get it lah! you must be too profound. 😛


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