Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Stories in six words

There's a legend that Ernest Hemingway was trying to bum a drink of a friend, and that he ultimately succeeded by proving he could write a story in less than ten words. His story was, supposedly, just six words long:

 For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.

 It's a fun little game to play, but I have to admit that I seem to need seven or eight words at least to make a story I'm happy with. Nonetheless, I'm toying with the idea of including a few super-short Battle Scenarios in upcoming ROLF! scenarios. Does anyone out there have an opinion? Or maybe some less-than-10-word scenarios to contribute? Post 'em below, or send them to us here at NUELOW Games via email. Meanwhile, here are a few of my more successful attempts six-word stories.

  "I'm no Hemingway," his killer said.

  She returned. Emma was soon avenged.

  He rolled the dice and danced.

The joy of writing six word stories!


  1. She is nice to look at but murder to talk to.

  2. How did I not noticed this post?!

    Thanks for responding to my little game (he said, a year late!)