Short Attention Span Theatre

Though perhaps that isn’t really so. Like haiku or other very brief poetic forms, Six Word Stories seem to require a concentrated focus of attention that you might not expect, the tendency of our Twittering times being to zip through words too quickly. Stop and consider the narrative.


The premise originates with a bet taken and won by Hemingway, seldom a verbose scrivener, in the 1920s. The bet was that he couldn’t write a complete story with just six words. What he wrote: “For sale: baby shoes, never used.”


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