Could you tell a story in only six words?  Often, it’s not what you say, but what you don’t say.  The gaps between words can speak volumes.  Ernest Hemingway once said his best work was a story he wrote in just six words:

‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’

We’ve routed out a few more thought-provoking six worders.  By their very nature, most six word stories are smart, but tend to be rather tragic.

Painfully, he changed ‘is’ to ‘was.’

“Wrong number,” says a familiar voice.

Brought roses home. Keys didn’t fit.

Introduced myself to mother again today.

Birth certificate. Death certificate. One pen.

‘Just married!’ read the shattered windscreen.

Met my soulmate. At her wedding.

Total media blackout, agreed the President.

Strangers. Friends. Best Friends. Lovers. Strangers.

It was a dark, stormy…  aaagggghhh!

THC  LSD  DUI  CPR  DOA  RIP

It can’t be.  I’m a virgin.

He didn’t.  She did.  Big mistake.

“I love you too.” she lied.

The pillow smelled like my brother.

Mind what gap? … … …

Megan’s baby: John’s surname, Tom’s eyes.

Sorry soldier, shoes sold in pairs.

Womb. Bloom. Groom. Gloom.  Rheum.  Tomb.  “Rapunzel!  I am slipping!  A wig?!

Artificial limb.  Bungee jump.  Bad idea.

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