Six word stories
For the uninitiated – tell a story in just six words. You’ve got to have conflict, action and resolution in just six words. The reader has to know the whole tale from beginning to end in a flash of reading.
Here’s one from Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Pretty powerful for just six words, huh?
I’ve been trying them this morning as a writing exercise. Not as easy as it sounds! Here’s a few I came up with as I sipped my chai tea and ate my oatmeal:
Numb fingertips. Wet socks. Homemade cocoa.
Child. Wife. Mother. Divorcee. Lover. Grandmother.
Unloved roses. Tears for tulips past.
Everyone wants diamonds. Nobody wants garnets.
Beloved cat fights rattlesnake. Children cry.
I have more, but I’m not going to post them here 🙂