Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
I found myself doing this exercise at the weekend to pass some time while I was in the car. Here are some of the ones I came up with:
Congratulations Mrs Kray, healthy twin boys.
She is twenty. I am forty.
The consultant looked at me sadly.
Doesn’t Hannah look like her uncle?
I can’t be pregnant, he’s sterile.
The sign had said keep out.
He said he would marry me.
My wife does not understand me.
She told me she was sixteen.
Interesting exercise! We think we know the story for each of those six words, but wouldn't it be fun to write one totally different from the one that comes instantly to mind?ReplyDelete