Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Six Word Story

As a follow up to my last post, here's my six word story:

Hello? Hello? Empty house, lonely echo.

Not exactly Hemingway! Anyone want to give it a try?


  1. I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for the comments you made on my blog this morning!

    Such a stupid thing, people complaining that others are muddying the waters. And to do it with no name attached?? Just plain cowardly. I have to admit, it kind of hurt my feelings. It felt targeted at me, and those that I am close to. Now I just say...whatever!

  2. Um... okay... here goes...

    "Happy anniversary..."
    "This needs salt."

  3. Doctordi, that is so GOOD. It not only says volumes about marriages that are left to wither on the vine, it reveals the lives of two people who have stopped listening to each other. And all in 6 words. Bravo.

  4. Stephanie, the odd thing is, when I logged onto your blog, I didn't know it was the subject of your post. I just wanted to tell you that your reaction was "spot on." What I can't fathom is why someone would even bother reading blogs he thinks are unworthy! Weird, huh?

  5. Thanks, Grad! It's a great little exercise. It ain't Hemingway, but it was a really cool thing to try. I was thinking afterwards that I should have left a chunk of blank space between the second line and the third, denoting that awful dead silence between people. It might have had more impact. But merci - and Llew loved Hemingway's six. He was duly awed. How could one fail to be impressed by it?