Stories in just six words

once-we-met-in-a-dancehall
photo by Frizztext
Hemingway once wrote a super short story:
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“For sale:
baby shoes,
never worn.”
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writing goal in the POSTADAY-community of wordpress:
What story can you write in six words?
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/write-a-story-in-just-six-words/
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I was inspired by the solution of Elizabeth Obih-Frank, she wrote:
http://eof737.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/on-fiction-six-stories-in-six-words-honoring-hemingway/
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One Day,
We Met,
In Timbuktu…
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looking back into our own history
I wrote down:
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In Holland:
we escaped,
five days.
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looking at the self portrait in the hotel mirror, done by my wife,
I remembered the lyrics of Paul Simon about Rene and Georgette Magritte,
how they danced with their dog after the war:
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“Rene and Georgette Magritte
With their dog after the war
Returned to their hotel suite
And they unlocked the door
Easily losing their evening clothes
They dance by the light of the moon…”
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another six-word-idea
by Paul Simon:
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Still crazy
after all
these years

and:
50 ways
to leave
your lover

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

12 responses to “Stories in just six words

  1. How about:
    Life’s all about living it right!

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  2. Last night
    I died
    in bed…..

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  3. Died a Little, live a lot 🙂

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  4. i meant Die a little live a lot!!

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  5. Ich bewundere Deine immer wieder neue Kreativetät.

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  6. Excellent Frizztext! I love yours in the context you created for it… romantic. Glad we collaborated here… I can already see a story develop. 🙂

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  9. thirdhandart

    Very beautiful six word story!

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  11. I love the idea of a story in 6 words. I really think it is not the length in which we say but the carefully chosen words that can give you a bigger picture.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Louise

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