It’s been ages. Ah, Christmas activity…

I listened to an audio program recently and mention was made of a challenge put to Ernest Hemmingway by some of his buddies: “I bet you can’t write a story in just 6 words.” He took the bait. Here’s his story: “Baby shoes for sale. Never worn.”

How crisp and poignant that is. An entire story in 6 words. It may make a stronger impression as an audio statement (you need to pause between phrases to pull out the pathos). But it proves the point that storytelling can be simple. As simple as 6 ordinary words.

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