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Six word short story watch
- 14-04-2011 12:57
- 14-04-2011 17:59
Fishing boat sheds load: happy penguins.
- 15-04-2011 11:17
What the Hell is going on?
(Original post by Liam_G)
- 17-04-2011 23:09
How can you argue that it doesn't?
I think the whole beauty of literature is in trying to determine the inspiration behind a work's conception, that fleeting spark of creativity which compelled the writer to construct a story, or a sentence in such a way as to best express a specific sentiment.
I think Hemingway's six word short story is amazing, what it implies and the thoughts that it provokes. Don't you see how it's conciseness contributes to its affect? What's so good about it is that he doesn't explicitly reveal the details of the story, but instead allows us to question our own interpretations, and explore the possibilities for ourselves.
Why are the shoes never worn?
Why are they being sold, If the baby has died, then why are they not kept for sentimental reasons?
Why is the advert so short? Is it painful for the person to provide a more detailed account?
Who wrote the advert? A mother?
What compelled the person to write the advert and sell the shoes, surely they will not make much money from them... Is it even worth advertising?
Or the whole thing could just be a story about a shoe salesman, and ultimately a big mind **** that sends us down a road of unnecessary interpretation
I quite like it.
- 17-04-2011 23:26
We'll always end up like this.
The end is always the beginning.
Inexplicably, it seems, it's half ten.
(Original post by vixen23)
- 18-04-2011 01:37
Honestly - I wasn't actually arguing that it doesn't... My 'How can six words constitute literature?' was my six words... i intended more of a contemplative interpretation...
Did not notice that it was six word long
- Thread Starter
- 29-04-2011 21:26
(I know almost nothing about politics.)
- 29-04-2011 21:34
Birds! Pretty! ****...not so pretty...
Why does anybody bother with this?
This is my contribution: Six words.Last edited by NaturalDisaster; 29-04-2011 at 21:35.
- 29-04-2011 21:38
Around the world in eighty days
- 29-04-2011 21:42
woman without her man is nothing
punctuate as you will...