Monday 23 June 2014

Very short stories

Ernest Hemingway supposedly wrote a very short story for a bet. It was: ‘For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.’

So the challenge was to write similar shorties of 5-10 words– warning, this can become addictive.

Tell me which one you like the best and why. 


Emptied bottle. Emptied stomach. Failure.

Earthquake. Tsunami. Idyll shattered.

Doorbell rings, Dog paws. Hands chatter.

Whisky finished. Head aches.

Empty purse. Empty cupboards. Empty stomach.

Lamb slaughtered. Door painted. Exile granted.

Engagement ring still in its box.

Divorce papers and pen lie still on the table.

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