Thursday, March 6, 2008

6 Word Story

Do you think you can do it? Ernest Hemingway did! He once wrote a story in just six words. Want to hear it? "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." It has been said that he called this his best work. There are several listed on the internet at:

I gave this challenge to my middle schoolers earlier this year and they had fun with it. Some of their stories included:

I'm blessed. Blessings gave me friends.

Serving in the gym, playing volleyball.

Shoes, very comfy, fun to wear.

Cute shoes in the store. Now pinching.

Cow born, makes milk, fresh beef (I think this one is my favorite!)

Volleyball, smooth going, Friday. Going down.

Good luck coming up with one of your own!


Lindsay said...

I looked at that link and half of them didn't make sense to me. I've been sitting at the computer trying to think of one and it's hard! It's easy to think of a 6 word sentence, but a 6 word story is hard. I think there's a BIG difference between the two. For example, the Ernest Hemingway "story" is so profound. It really does tell a whole story. Hmmm...I'm still thinking. I might have to come for another visit because it's just not coming to me right now.

Stephanie said...

What'd you think of my students' stories? I tried to stress it needed a beginning, middle and end. Just try to think of two words for each part and you're done. Easy, peasy right? Not!

Lindsay said...

I thought your students did well. It's not easy at all! I'm still thinking about it and I'm having no luck!