Sarah Morgan

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The Short Short Version

Everybody’s blogging about this, but I’m joining the bandwagon.

Hemingway’s favorite story was his shortest: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Breaks your heart in one breath. He was a bastard, but a genius.

Wired magazine asked for lots of famous authors’ six-word story submissions. So what’s yours? More on this later. In the meantime, here are my favorites:

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
Margaret Atwood

Wasted day. Wasted life. Dessert, please.
Steven Meretzky

It’s behind you! Hurry before it
Rockne S. O’Bannon

Lost, then found. Too bad.
Graeme Gibson

I saw, darling, but do lie.
Orson Scott Card

In the beginning was the word.
Gregory Maguire

He read his obituary with confusion.
Steven Meretzky

Dorothy: “Fuck it, I’ll stay here.”
Steven Meretzky

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Comments

beth

i did see this story, in a couple of different places.

I agree with you that this is one of the best:

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
– Margaret Atwood

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