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Aug. 14th, 2008

07:49 pm - Writer's Block: Six-Word Story

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Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is believed to have called it his greatest literary work ever. Can you write a story in six words?


Buggy, skateboard, car, limo, ambulance, hearse.

"Staying with aliens." "Why?" "Great sex!"

FELL INTO ACID PIT!!! ...Oh, vinegar.

Disgruntled torturer helped escape, falsified report.

Polevaulter lost in space. Shorten pole!

In six seconds, planet Earth will

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From:just_the_ash
Date:August 15th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
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Vronsky depressing. Waiting for train. -- Anna
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From:doodlesthegreat
Date:August 15th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
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Wanted: Ruby Slippers. No water, please.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 15th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
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With her dying breath, she regretted.
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From:vakkotaur
Date:August 15th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
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Read journal post. Had no ideas.
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From:nefaria
Date:August 15th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
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Pressed wrong button, tried to unpress
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From:vakkotaur
Date:August 15th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
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This is not a test. Repeat
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From:baphnedia
Date:August 15th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
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Ladies Who Launch Partners Into Space
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From:loriana
Date:August 15th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
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.--. .-.. . .- ... .
..- ... .
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-... .. --. --. . .-.
..-. --- -. -
-. . -..- -
- .. -- .
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From:loriana
Date:August 15th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
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And that would be the only reason I can think of not to use it in a visual medium! :P
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 15th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
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That's *seven* words! :}
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 15th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
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yeah.. i use the silly default editor for lj.. cant do consecutive spaces unless you use some special hypertext string which i forget and am too lazy to look up..... so rather than put all the words into a single horizontal sentence... i was lazy and put them vertical.
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From:patcat
Date:August 15th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
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And he saw that it was.
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From:darksasami
Date:August 15th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
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Who's my daddy? Michael Corleone, why?
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From:mr_squiddle
Date:August 15th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
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"It's the end!"
And it was.
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From:patcat
Date:August 15th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
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.nekorb ylthgils saw enihcam emit ehT
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From:tracerj
Date:August 15th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
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Acid wore off... memory never will.

Fourth World War, fought with legbones.

never finished. The time travel experiment

Drowsy final words spoken to snowdrift.

Last human hesitates: "Upload? [OK] [Cancel]"

He suddenly couldn't understand writtzrk shduia.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:August 15th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
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God made everything happen His way.

Boy meets, loses, and gets girl.

The first black hole escapee... almost.

He fell. I laughed. I fell.

Time machines hit stores... too soon.
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From:tracerj
Date:August 15th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
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God made everything happen His way.

Perhaps the oldest fiction, but it lacks bite. Now, let's put a spin on it, though admittedly there's not much room for an original one:

"God made everything happen Her way...?"

That starts to inspire ideas.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 16th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)

This is probably badly done fiction and grammar. Oh well.

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Hi, This is Rob.

My story is:

I like stories, can't write them. :)
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From:wolflahti
Date:August 16th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
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sah enihcam emit yM. sgub emos
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From:vakkotaur
Date:August 29th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Wrote short story. Published? Not yet.
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