27 Apr 2012

Short story in six words

Ernest Hemingway's friends made a $10 bet with him in the 1920s that he couldn’t write a complete story in just six words. His story was:
For sale:  baby shoes, never worn.
It has the key element of a good story, the desire to know more, and Hemmingway’s friends paid the bet. Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work.