4.21.2012

six word stories

You've doubtless heard of six word stories, those strangely addictive lines inspired by Hemingway's shortest story ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.). I've always been intrigued by the thought of condensing something so big into so small a phrase. Here are some I've written recently. I may have gone a little overboard, but I told you, they're addictive. Some describe me, some are more general. (Some of them are kind of depressing, but I'm not depressed; I swear.)
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What's your six word story?

Kendall

20 comments:

  1. These are so awesome! I loved the first and the last ones. They described me a little bit :)
    My six word story would be:
    Never fear change. Don't lose hope.

    ~Molly~
    mollyslittlecorner.blogspot.com

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  2. these are great! absolutely love :)

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  3. I've heard these called six word memoirs
    Mine: She said she loved her life

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  4. I've always loved Hemingway's six word story. So good. The six word story of my life would be: she loved life and told everyone.

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  5. I've always found that story by Hemingway so hauntingly beautiful.

    My story?
    One day she woke up happy.

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  6. Oh how I adore this blog...this post is lovely. :)

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  7. I hadn't heard of these until now, so thanks for the intro! they're really beautiful. my current story: homework calls, as does the bookshelf.

    ;)

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    1. that six word story? made my heart ache. my own story, right now, would be: i will fail, He will not.

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  8. My six word story: Kendall, these stories are exceptionally awesome.

    :)

    I'd have to think about "my" six word story for a while... looks like lots of fun to write them!

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  9. "misanthropic hermit loves humanity. (and irony)"
    love that one. :)

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  10. This is so cute! You've inspired me - here's mine:

    Girl dances and finds her soul.

    Story of my life. :)

    {{hugs}}

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  11. Love these, Kendall. Will definitely give some a go now.

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  12. we had to write a six word slogan for ourselves in my tv production class and mine was "running at my own shutter speed" because i love running and photography. i also love these. a lot.

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  13. these are great better than hemingway in my opinion. you should tumblr some of these...
    LF

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  14. these are fantastic; definitely trying this out soon.

    Jana :)

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  15. she said she wants to escape.

    anywhere but here. everywhere but there.

    too many thoughts to pay attention.

    wild heart, looking for patient friend.

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  16. Here's one, kinda inspired by reading Coraline... XP : trees became suggestions, fading into mist.

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  17. I love "everything or nothing. what about something?" That's just epic!

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  18. Thanks so much! It was an inspiration! (my six word stories)
    blessings~

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  19. Dress to express, not to impress.

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