Saturday, May 5, 2012

Six Word Stories



Ever heard of a six word story?  Literary legend says that author Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a short story using only six words.  Hemingway's Story?  "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

The Monroe Library's Teen Advisory Board wrote some of our own six word stories.  Here are some of them:

We locked eyes. He turned away. - Victoria
Dogs lick you, don't lick them! - Connor
"Quiet!" the teacher said. So what? - Wendy
Say "Hi!" today. Get glares forever. - Victoria
"Exercise!", shouted the obese P.E. teacher. - Bennett
Up walked the zombie, "BAM"! Headshot! - Wendy
We finish, just to start again. - Victoria

We thought it was really pretty amazing how much you can say using only six words!  We also looked at some six word stories written by other people.  Two great website can be found HERE and HERE.  Some of these stories were clever, some were sad, some were funny, and some made us think.

Share your own six word story in the comments!

3 comments:

Hwa Sun said...

There's a whole book full of 6 word autobiographies, but I don't remember the title of it.

Noah said...

Your smile was all I needed.


OR


He didn't bother to look back.

Charles Pratt said...

Hwa Sun, I'll have to try to find that book. Thanks!

Noah, I like those very much. I wrote one with the TAB group as well. Mine was:

Book closed. My story's just beginning.