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fearofthemark 01-19-2012 12:26 AM

Six Word Story Challenge [Ernest Hemmingway edition]!
 
Pit, I just had a marvelous idea, but here's some backstory:

Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a complete short story in only six words. Hemingway, being the complete baller that he was, rose to the occasion. He returned shortly after, with what he considered his greatest story:

Quote:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.


I was taken aback. There was so much sadness, so much grief and loss contained within those six short words. The scope of all the characters implied but not mentioned was fantastic. I contemplated it for a while longer and thought, "Pfft, The Pit can do that!"

So Pit, I propose this challenge. Write a complete story in six words. See what your mind can create with such harsh limitations. I will be thinking of one as well. Good luck!

edit: feel free to review/comment on each other's stories. If you can think of a way to improve it, by all means, do!

Well....... 01-19-2012 12:27 AM

Pfft, the Pit can't do that.

Life Is Brutal 01-19-2012 12:28 AM

"Once upon a time, there was."

Trowzaa 01-19-2012 12:28 AM

I went to pub; drank; masturbated.

Colgate Total 01-19-2012 12:28 AM

I didn't think I was drunk.

genghisgandhi 01-19-2012 12:28 AM

Ernest Hemingway never wrote that. A play-rite writing a play about him said he wrote it.

rockingamer2 01-19-2012 12:28 AM

And they replied, "Cool story, bro."

blake1221 01-19-2012 12:28 AM

There was a thread of dildoes.

Jon777 01-19-2012 12:29 AM

But she said she was 18!

necrosis1193 01-19-2012 12:30 AM

Damn, Steve's dead. Who killed him?

Six words, you have drama, mystery, action, tragedy, and death.

due 07 01-19-2012 12:31 AM

http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp


fearofthemark 01-19-2012 12:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by genghisgandhi
Ernest Hemingway never wrote that. A play-rite writing a play about him said he wrote it.


I didn't know that, thanks. I still think it's a great story. And Hemingway is still a badass.

Trowzaa 01-19-2012 12:32 AM

I don't even see how that's a story anyway. It's just an advert. :confus:

vanhailin 01-19-2012 12:34 AM

I like pussy, very much indeed.

blake1221 01-19-2012 12:35 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trowzaa
I don't even see how that's a story anyway. It's just an advert. :confus:


It implies that the baby died before being able to wear the shoes.


Or that they simply bought the wrong size.

fearofthemark 01-19-2012 12:35 AM

"He couldn't sleep. she never woke."

Trowzaa 01-19-2012 12:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by blake1221
It implies that the baby died before being able to wear the shoes.


Or that they simply bought the wrong size.


Or the baby had no feet.
Or they bought it on eBay for really cheap and are looking to make a profit.
:shrug:

fearofthemark 01-19-2012 12:38 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by blake1221
It implies that the baby died before being able to wear the shoes.


Or that they simply bought the wrong size.


Or the fact the she had to sell those baby shoes could imply that she didn't have much money in the first place. She sacrificed everything for the child, she wasn't rich to begin with. Her hopes were high. She was going to be a mother. But stillborn.

Trowzaa 01-19-2012 12:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by fearofthemark
Or the fact the she had to sell those baby shoes could imply that she didn't have much money in the first place. She sacrificed everything for the child, she wasn't rich to begin with. Her hopes were high. She was going to be a mother. But stillborn.


...Or the baby had no feet.

fearofthemark 01-19-2012 12:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trowzaa
...Or the baby had no feet.


Yes, or that.


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