Six Six-word Stories*

“Two bullets. Two heads. Two dead.”

“House for sale: Divorced, discouraged, deleted.”

“Damn! Why are the walls moving?”

Captain: “Y’all ever flown upside down?”

“One sunrise left.”
“Looks like rain.”

“No Trespassing, and no warning shots.”


*These are in response to a prompt using Hemingway’s supposed “shortest short story ever.” As the story goes, he wrote this on a napkin in a bar in response to a friend’s challenge: “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.”

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8 Replies to “Six Six-word Stories*”

        1. Or I’m just a plodder. But this is a hard exercise. And I made it harder by doing the alliteration and going for six. I did it for practice, and also just to see if I could. :-).


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