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Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story that only contained 6 words, and he called it his best story ever.

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

How powerful a story can be with such few words. It moves us. It makes us curious. And most importantly, it engages us into the story. We become the storyteller ourselves, as each of us will have our own interpretations of the under-plot.

Various authors of books, TV, movies, and games also took their own shot in an article on Wired. Here are some of the stories I like best. Have a look!

“Longed for him. Got him. Shit.”
– Margaret Atwood

“Automobile warranty expires. So does engine.”
– Stan Lee

“With bloody hands, I say good-bye.”
– Frank Miller

“Wasted day. Wasted life. Dessert, please.”
– Steven Meretzky

“It’s behind you! Hurry before it”
– Rockne S. O’Bannon

More here:
http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html

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