Can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this before!
One of the things I came across a few years back were six word stories. The story goes that Ernest Hemmingway was once challenged to write a complete story in 6 words, and he came up with the following:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
He apparantly referred to this as his best work.
Wired magazine ran a feature where the asked various writers to have a go, and the results were very good.
Computing also featured them from time to time in Backbytes, and I sent some in to them (5 years ago!!). They are unashamedly nerdy/computingy, and are attempting to be humourous…
- “Don’t worry, no-one would try that…”
- Turned out that disk was important.
- Local prompt was actually remote shell.
- Paged at 4am. Nigerian fortune awaiting!
The last one is slightly obscure, and I think is a reference to having e-mails automatically forwarded to a pager. I thought it was funny at the time. Some new ones? Go on then.
- “Backing up? We don’t do that.”
- Broadband down just before anniversary. PANIC!
- Ex-girlfriend wasn’t until I recorded snoring.
- Facebook. There’s always tomorrow for jobs.
Seeing as I’m now into photography a lot more, I’m going to have a go at some photography six word ‘stories’…
- 3hr hike. Card still in reader.
- One hour. 300 drops. Prize winner.
- Panned quickly. Sharp car, blurred background.
- Pretended camera was wife. Great portrait.
- Shutter at 1/focal length = no shake.
- Disasterous colour cast saved by monochome.