Ernest Hemingway is credited with writing a six word short story that could bring people to tears. It went something like this:
"For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn."
I, of course, don't claim to be a Hemingway myself but I thought I would try my hand at a few tonight. My reasons are two-fold: First, I just read "Twenty Six Word Sentences That Are Absolutely Heart Breaking" and, second, I feel that my brevity in speaking hasn't been matched by my havering in writing. So, maybe this will be good practice? I hope you enjoy, please tell me which ones you liked and/or hated!
We drank. I laughed and laug--!
When is sunrise? After your funeral.
Weapons save lives. Mine's a joke.
She offered a proposition. I refused.
Ophelia was confused. "What's a parent?" (I couldn't resist doing at least one with one of my characters overtly involved.)
"What?" I started asking.
"I've looked better." You lie badly.
Well, that was harder and actually more fun than I thought it would be. I will have to give this another try sometime. Ray Bradbury said that if you write one short story every week, it would be impossible to have fifty-two bad ones in a row. I wonder what the ratios are for this format?