Six Word Story

Just came across this on Flickr:

Ernest Hemingway was once prodded to compose a complete story in six words. His answer, personally felt to be his best prose ever, was “For sale: baby shoes, never used.” Some people say it was to settle a bar bet. Others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors.

The flickr group asks people to post photos with a Six Word Story in the title section of the photo, with those few words telling the whole tale, and the picture being its visual interpretation.

First of all, I’m still amazed at how much Hemingway was able to tell using just six words, simply brilliant.
Secondly, I think this is a really cool idea. I’ll be going through some of my photos and thinking of some story I could tell in a few words and a photo.

If you come up with anything, even without a photo, please do share in the comments.

[Via: Caterina]

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