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Writer's Block: Six-Word Story

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Aug. 14th, 2008 | 02:20 pm

Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is believed to have called it his greatest literary work ever. Can you write a story in six words?
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snufflegarten

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from: snufflegarten
date: Aug. 14th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
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i've only read the sun also rises by hemingway, but the best part of the novel was definitely the last few lines.

i just found that sort of strange, since he thinks something so condensed is his best work. makes me wonder why he provided so much detail

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smartin

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from: flamingrivers
date: Aug. 16th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
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compared to other authors of the time his writing was a lot more bare though, he doesn't dress it up much

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