For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

12/28/2008
—Ernest Hemingway

The original short short story and the inspiration for this website. In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him that he couldn’t write a complete story in just six words. They paid up. Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work.

388 Responses to “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

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  1. 6/19/2014Hotel Z Bucuresti says:

    Oferte Paste

    Excellent way of describing, and good post to obtain information regarding my presentation focus, which i am going to present in institution of higher education.

  2. 6/15/2014k d brady says:

    stop it, your hurting me. Daddy

  3. 6/15/2014k d brady says:

    stop it, youre hurting me. Daddy

  4. 6/10/2014Bob says:

    “What should be, never can be”

  5. 5/23/2014ASMSG Romance Erotica Ezine – The 6-Word Novel: For Sale, Wedding Ring, Never Worn! says:

    […] time that today there’s a website entirely dedicated to it, with hundreds of examples, see here. And now ReadWave, the cool website that draws together readers and writers with short stories […]

  6. 5/23/2014The 6-Word Novel: For Sale, Wedding Ring, Never Worn! | claudenougat says:

    […] time that today there’s a website entirely dedicated to it, with hundreds of examples, see here.   And now ReadWave, the cool website that draws together readers and writers with short stories […]

  7. 5/21/2014A filtered view. | Elisa Riddington says:

    […] paved the way and wrote his famous heartbreak shortest story of six words (I can’t even: Read it here), I must learn to adapt. And that is progress….isn’t […]

  8. 5/19/2014Prof. Richard Martin says:

    My Visual Storytelling class at City College, in New York is based upon those six words. Students are guided through the class using the techniques they learn and practice to make short movies and learn to tell short stories visually using a Digital camera and a home computer.Hemingway would be proud.

  9. 5/15/2014Shoes says:

    Yes it is a short storie. Thanks for sharing, I didn’t know it

  10. 5/8/2014Orzech says:

    What the hell…, said God – dot

  11. 5/8/2014Orzech says:

    What the hell!, daid God – dot

  12. 4/16/2014Short, Shorts | The Write Side of 50 says:

    […] Author Lydia Davis, in her new book, “Can’t and Won’t,” has perfected the art of the short story. The very short, short story – a story that captures a scene or a persona in a sentence or two – ala Ernest Hemingway, who created a Six Word Story. […]

  13. 4/9/2014samerita says:

    I lyk 1D

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