May 24, 2011

6 word Sidewalk Stories & Twitter

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
The challenge is to write an entire story in exactly six words. Ernest Hemingway, a master of allusion and manipulating negative space (or what is NOT present in the story) is said to have started this form. When challenged to come up with a story in six words, he wrote: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
 

We finished the school year writing  our own 6 word stories and then spent a fun day publishing them on our school sidewalk with chalk.

We were also inspired to share our work when we Skyped with C.Alexander London. He was challenged to create his own 6 word story...he he trumped our idea and said he could do better and gave us some fun responses.
he is trying to make a four word story but he says its hard
his story was getting lost was more fun it was actually five because four was to hard for him to do.
C. Alexander London
@ new short short story inspired by "went to Iowa without moving" 
  C. Alexander London    Mine was "Getting lost was more fun" 

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