I’ll be traveling this week (visiting my grandparents in sunny Florida!), so I decided this would be a good week to write a short, short story. I had in mind writing a six word short story, after the famed (though probably fake) story of Ernest Hemingway writing, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” in order to win a bet. Supposedly he claimed that he could write in six words a better story than most could in a whole book.
While it’s likely the story is fake, and Hemingway never wrote it, it has nevertheless sparked a whole mass of interest in writing minimalist, six word stories such as this. So here is my attempt at it.
As far as style goes, I just finished reading Samuel Beckett’s brilliant trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable (I enjoyed it, and if you like modernism, you would too). In his honor, this six word story will as Beckettian as I can get it (with a bit of something else thrown in the mix). Enjoy!
Being yes not. To-to-to-morrow, out out!
(P.S. I’ll give a digital copy of my book to anyone who guesses correctly the reference!)