Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Getting To The Point In Six


"In the end, everything simply began." Ali Smith wrote that. It's his six word story. Its meaning is left as an exercise for the reader. As they say.

Go figure. Come back. We'll talk then.

If you haven't heard yet, all of this is said to have started with Ernest Heminqway, when challenged to write a story in only six words. He did. It's good. Look it up.

Jim Lyon: "Walking home, she regained her virginity."

Yehuda Berlinger: "Found the bouquet in the garbage."

Gregory Maguire: "Commas, see, add, like, nada, okay?"

Alan Moore: "Machine. Unexpectedly, I'd invented a time"

Steven Meretzky: "Steve ignores editor's word limit and"

Get the picture yet?

I just found a small web site called "Six Word Stories" where these are being collected. There is more than one of these sites, but the quality here is good. Try it.

Ocean Master: "Mime trapped in box. Irony lost."

Jkypoo: "Fell asleep smoking. Woke up homeless."

Or search for the others.

Or make your own.

References:

Six Word Stories
Six Word Stories at Twitter
To cut a long story short
Caterina Fake
Fifty Original Six Word Stories, by Yehuda Berlinger
Wired: Very Short Stories - 33 writers. 5 designers. 6-word science fiction.


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