6/22/05

Say Hello to My Little Friends

The story goes that someone once challenged Hemingway, who wrote like this guy, to tell a story in just six words.

"For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Used" was the result, and it's said that the old man was especially proud of this short, short, midget-pygmy-stunted-homunculi story, even though Penelope says it's not really a story. I think it's a story.

So I've decided to try my hand at this abbreviated fiction, seeing as it's perfectly suited to my attention span and that of my readers. Here's a few I'm using to get me started:

"I coulda been a contender."

"If you build it, he will come."

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."

"I aim to kill you with it."

"And your little dog, too!"

"There's no crying in baseball!"

"You can't handle the truth!"

and

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

1 comment:

Luke said...

...and he writes quite well too.