Six Word Stories

Ernest Hemingway once said his best work was a story he wrote in just six words: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’

Here are some other examples of stories written using just six words.

Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time
Alan Moore

With bloody hands, I say good-bye.
Frank Miller

Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth.
Vernor Vinge

It’s behind you! Hurry before it…
Rockne S. O’Bannon

The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
Orson Scott Card

Served the pie, watched him die.
Maggie O’Farrell

See that shadow? (It’s not yours.)
Jim Crace

“Apple?” “No.” “Taste!” “ADAM?” Oh God.
David Lodge

It was a dark, stormy… aaaaargggh!
John Lanchester

Womb. Bloom. Groom. Gloom. Rheum. Tomb.
Blake Morrison


Can you write a story of your own in just six words? Post in comments, please! And tell your friends too. I want more followers! 🙂





3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nick
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 10:02:40

    I can’t write a story in …


  2. Emma @ Asamum
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 10:32:57

    Love it – that is all 😀


  3. Algernon
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 23:01:49

    Mmmmm Pies, Need I say more?


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