Thanks to Colleen, over at http://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/howd-i-get-here/#comment-27401 I was reminded of something I once read. I thought it’d be fun to share it and then ask anyone who cares to share their shortest story with a link back to their site. There are so many of you out there who I love to read, follow, get to know, but time is too short to stay up to date with every word. So many of you lighten me up when I’m feeling down, salt my bland courage bone when I’m huddled in a shell, stimulate my gray cells with new and interesting information, and inspire me to travel, to sing, to dance (well, maybe dream of dancing), to love my furry kids a little better, etc.
Here’s Hemingway’s story:
It is said that the shortest story ever told was written by the then young Ernest Hemingway, who said he could write a complete story in only six words!
His colleagues disagreed, and each bet 10$ against the claim.
Hemingway wrote down the words on a napkin
and passed it around.
Everyone agreed that he won the bet.
Here is the shortest story ever told:
For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.