Hemingway, according to legend, was challenged to
write a novel in only six words and came up with “For sale:
baby shoes, never worn.”
Can you do it? These folks tried (I might have gotten these from Writer’s Digest)….
Zak Nelson: I still make coffee for two.
Alex Lindquist: It was embarrassing, so don’t ask.
Will Blythe: Took scenic route, got in late.
Bob Redman: Being a monk stunk. Better gay.
Tami Maus: Little bit Lucy, tempered by Ethel.
Dickie Widjaja: I think, therefore I am bald.
John Falk: Dad wore leather pants in Reno.
John Bettencourt: One tooth, one cavity, life’s cruel.
Andie Grace: Wasn’t born a redhead; fixed that.
Sjorn Stromberg: Found true love, married someone else.
Drew Peck: Ex-wife and contractor now have house.
Go ahead. Write one. Then share. (That’s my six word novel)
3 thoughts on “Working short”
Here’s one just for you, Mr. Rozelle:
I still write drafts in red.
Here’s the story of my life: Tomorrow I’ll sit down and write.
Does this count as extra credit?