6 Words

I just read a rather "short" article in Wired about Ernest Hemingway and how he wrote a story in just 6 words.

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

It's amazing how much emotion those 6 words can bring up. And the images that it creates in your mind. I thought it would be fun to try and come up with my own too... maybe by the end of this post I'll have one... but in the meantime... hear are some of my other favorites from the article. Not as good as Hemingway's but still creative.

Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket. -William Shatner
We kissed. She melted. Mop please! -James Patrick Kelly
It's behind you! Hurry before it... -Rockne S. O'Bannon
Lie detector eyeglasses perfected: Civilization collapses. -Richard Powers
Time machine reaches future!!! ...nobody there... -Harry Harrison

And as for my own.. hmmmm... how about:
"Man cures cancer... then wakes up."

It's harder than it seems... you try!


Blogger Rebecca said...

How about...

Never fails, lost keys, once again!

haha, you'd think after almost ten years of driving I'd have a system figured out! :-)

11/02/2006 11:42 AM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

WHOA...this post rocked my world. I re-read four times. Dude, you're awesome. If abstaining from TV yields these recent posts...never.watch.tv.again. Ever.

11/09/2006 8:58 PM  
Blogger Brett Austin said...

HA! Jasmine... I'm glad you liked it. Most of the credit goes to other people though... I just picked out the best ones from what I read.

11/10/2006 12:11 AM  

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