Six Word Short Stories

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Thus goes Ernest Hemingway’s famous six word story, which he allegedly called his best work. Wired asked dozens of writers to try their hand at six-word stories and the results are mixed, but certainly a fascinating writing exercise. I personally like these two:

Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.
Joss Whedon

From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings.
Gregory Maguire

Part of me wants to try my hand at a few of these, but I can’t imagine them being more fun than writing haiku. Speaking of haiku, this.