10 word story

General Discussion
Post Reply
User avatar
Ben Montgomery
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:56 pm
Location: Valhalla (just visiting)
Contact:

10 word story

Post by Ben Montgomery » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:09 pm

Somebody once challenged Earnest Hemingway to write a story in ten words or less. He came up with "For sale: pair of baby's shoes, never worn." He considered it one of his greatest works of literature.

Try the same challenge and see what you come up with.

Mine is "He whispered it again, and she knew he was right."

Not as good as Hemingway's.
"Many can Bullshit; few can write."
-- Dr. Gardner, Associate Professor of English, University of North Alabama

User avatar
dik pose
Posts: 1948
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:43 pm
Location: Culver City
Contact:

Post by dik pose » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:52 pm

It was actually only 6 words... "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

Here is a Wired Magazine article where they asked sci-fi writers to come up with 6 word stories.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html

User avatar
dark77778
Posts: 468
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:03 am
Location: Toronto

Post by dark77778 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:50 pm

Orson Scott Card's, Alan Moor's and Atwood's are the best ^_^ Especially the deleted ones for Atwood.
I'm my own breed of eccentric.

User avatar
Ben Montgomery
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:56 pm
Location: Valhalla (just visiting)
Contact:

Post by Ben Montgomery » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:51 pm

Actually, your sig makes a good one.
"Many can Bullshit; few can write."
-- Dr. Gardner, Associate Professor of English, University of North Alabama

gau dog
Posts: 526
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:56 am
Contact:

Post by gau dog » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:04 pm

Mine: "Once upon a time there was a man. He died."

Wow, that's the best thing I've written, wrote, and ever will write.

User avatar
Ben Montgomery
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:56 pm
Location: Valhalla (just visiting)
Contact:

Post by Ben Montgomery » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:03 pm

I hope you're not being sarcastic. That really is very good.
Last edited by Ben Montgomery on Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Many can Bullshit; few can write."
-- Dr. Gardner, Associate Professor of English, University of North Alabama

William Ward
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat May 12, 2007 10:08 am

Post by William Ward » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:02 pm

“You‘re me? “Yes.” “That’s a parado...”

User avatar
Ben Montgomery
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:56 pm
Location: Valhalla (just visiting)
Contact:

Post by Ben Montgomery » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:45 pm

Okay, another.

"My 'human' project is pathetic. Mulligan."
"Many can Bullshit; few can write."
-- Dr. Gardner, Associate Professor of English, University of North Alabama

DarkWriter31
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:52 pm
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact:

Post by DarkWriter31 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:47 pm

Hmmmm....

"We all played the game. We all lost."

Great brain teaser!

Adam
"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

http://onethirsty.blogspot.com (My writings and ramblings.)

User avatar
Ben Montgomery
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:56 pm
Location: Valhalla (just visiting)
Contact:

Post by Ben Montgomery » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:09 am

On the bright side, dogs still see me.
"Many can Bullshit; few can write."
-- Dr. Gardner, Associate Professor of English, University of North Alabama

Frowning_Clown
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:37 am

Post by Frowning_Clown » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:42 am

When the branch snapped, i was born again.

Sorry- can only do 8
In a cat's eyes, all things belong to cats"

JoeCar
Posts: 45
Joined: Thu May 25, 2006 11:13 am
Contact:

Post by JoeCar » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:12 pm

How about..."One more time around to get it right."

JoeCar
Posts: 45
Joined: Thu May 25, 2006 11:13 am
Contact:

Post by JoeCar » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:15 pm

or "I journeyed, amazed to see creation."

User avatar
Michael Firman
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:45 pm
Location: Canada
Contact:

Post by Michael Firman » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:41 pm

'Keep your chin up,' he said. Then he punched it.
ImageImageImageImage

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests