I am on temporary hiatus from Below Ground while I go back to my first novel to do some further editing (maybe one day I’ll be completely happy with it, but not yet!).
To keep you interested in the meantime, I have come up with some six word stories. Ernest Hemingway is credited with arguably the most famous six word story – apparently he was challenged to write a story in six words or less and produced the following:
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Gut-wrenching in its simplicity, this little story shows that you don’t need 100,000 words to evoke emotion – six will do.
So here are a few of my own.
- Grand opening! Customers scarce. To let.
- Shouts. Slaps. Pleading. He’s drinking again.
- Huge pressure. Got 570. Still disappointed.
- Winning shot… Missed. Maybe next year.
- Carefully nurtured words. Submission. Rejection. Perseverance!