A while back we wrote a post about the six word story, the well-known writing exercise made famous through the legend that Ernest Hemingway was once bet that he couldn’t write a short story in six words. As the story goes he wrote the following story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”. The validity of the legend may be unknown, but the power of six word stories is unequivocal.
This week we re-shared this post on facebook, asking for readers to share their own six word stories. These could be about a loved one, about a grief, or whatever really. You know us, we like to keep the rules pretty loose. As usual, we were amazed by the comments that poured in and we were sad to think they may be soon buried in endless black hole of old facebook posts, never to be seen or heard from again. Trying to delay the inevitable reality that many beautiful things are lost and forgotten, we have captured here just a handful of the hundreds of six word grief stories shared on our facebook page. Without further ado, 64 six word stories from our amazing WYG readers:
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