Writers often believe that more words equate to a better story. Heminway proved them wrong.

He wrote a 6 word, evocative short story.

“FOR SALE: Baby shoes. Never worn.”

You have to admit that it is concise, precise, and pulls out all sorts of emotional considerations.

I am reminded of the saying: “Speak Less: Listen More!”


If you liked the baby shoes I used in this post, you can find them for sale HERE.

He also published many more 6-word stories. HERE

“Rent baby for fun, scary evening.”

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If you want to learn more about Ernest Hemingway, click HERE.

And while you’ve missed the deadline for this year, you can learn more about the Ernest Hemingway writing contest (Hemingway Foundation) HERE.