A Six Word Story

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  1. I guess I have a hard time with the 6 word stories because, frankly, I don't think any of them will ever be as good as Hemingway's. I guess I think you need a few more words, most of the time, to really get a story…

  2. I guess I have a hard time with the 6 word stories because, frankly, I don’t think any of them will ever be as good as Hemingway’s. I guess I think you need a few more words, most of the time, to really get a story…

  3. I love the idea of 6 word stories. If they are anything, they are hooks or idea generators. You write 6 words and a fertile mind will up and run with it, imagining all sorts of things. Here's a couple:

    She shouldn't have come here tonight.

    The heavy silence pounded at him.

    It's a good exercise to get your opening lines going.

    Emily
    http://emilybecher.blogspot.com

  4. I love the idea of 6 word stories. If they are anything, they are hooks or idea generators. You write 6 words and a fertile mind will up and run with it, imagining all sorts of things. Here’s a couple:

    She shouldn’t have come here tonight.

    The heavy silence pounded at him.

    It’s a good exercise to get your opening lines going.

    Emily
    http://emilybecher.blogspot.com

  5. Word Nerd – Fair enough. There can only be one true Hemingway, after all…

    Emily – I think they’re great for opening lines, too. I mean, my opening line is much longer than six words, but that’s beside the point….

  6. Word Nerd – Fair enough. There can only be one true Hemingway, after all…

    Emily – I think they’re great for opening lines, too. I mean, my opening line is much longer than six words, but that’s beside the point….

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