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Six-Word Story

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Though just six words long, Ernest Hemingway's famous story packs a powerful punch:


Hemingway only tells us what can fit on a homemade yard sign, but bottled in these six words is a family, a loss, and a process of moving on. Impressive, eh? With a few carefully selected details, Hemingway unlocks the reader's imagination, the power of suggestion giving rise to a novel's worth of material.

We're eager to read your six-word stories! If you'd like some inspiration, check out these six-word wonders by Shivani and Tope Sholola, as well as the following piece from your fellow WtW authors! "Again" by Ruthh and "commplicated" by AJ - Izzy!