The six-word story is started by Ernest Hemingway in which he wrote: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
I’ve written some 6-word stories myself for contests which I’ve failed to win but I love my 6-word stories. Tell me what you think of them.
Lost: iPhone, your number, our future.
Decoupled yet connected. Are we over?
Mamihlapinatapai moment: please let him initiate.
I share some quotes from this book which particularly resonate:
I know the feelings:
Glass half full; pockets half empty. – Marina Guthrie
Batteries are cheap. Who needs men? – Rebecca Melenna
Verbal hemophilia. Why can’t I clot. – Scott Mebin
Still lost on road less traveled. – Joe Quesada
Why reach always exceed my grasp. – Ray Garrand
Moved to SF. Geek not gay. – Ryan King
Found true love. Married someone else. – Bjorn Stromberg
Birth. Childhood. Adolescence. Adolescence. Adolescence. Adolescence. – Jim Gladstone
Forty-five. Never married. Oh Poo. – Sonia Orey
No wife. No kid. No problem. – Rip Riley
Married for money. divorced for love. – Rosie Abraham
Writers would empathize with these:
After eighteen years, sold my book. – Susan Runholt
Perpetual work in progress, need editor. -Sherry Fuqua-Gilson
Learning to be great at mediocrity. – Christopher Reiger
Pitched. Pitched. Pitched. Wrote. Revised. Revised. – Andrew Adam Newman
Realized childhood dream doesn’t pay bill. – Nicole William
Happiest when ignoring huge financial debt. – Ayanna Bryson
My brother-in-law, Frank, should quote this:
I think, therefore I’m bald. – Dickie Widjaja
My mother, myself?
Was rebellion teen. Now raising one. – Michelle Ganon
Became my mother. Please shoot me. – Cynthia Kaplan
Arms: Full. Life: not so much. – Renee James
Educated too much, lived too little. – Dan Vance
I have not done it all. – Aaron Knoll
In a Manolo world, I’m Keds. – Colleen Cook
Was big boy, now little man. – Chris Cooper
Oh dear me!
Girlfriend is pregnant, my husband said. – Shonna MacDonald
Ex-wife & contractor now have home. – Drew Peck
Could be me:
Beat death twice, still not religious. – Shan Palmer
Lived like no tomorrow; tomorrow came. – CC Keiser
Born in California. Then nothing happened. – Mark Harris
The road diverged; I took it. – Rachel Harris
Danced in fields of infinite possibilities – Deepak Chopra