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    is this really a short story?
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    (Original post by SoapyDish)
    Childhood nostalgia better than mature relationships!
    Harry Potter is my homeboy (duh)
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    He was there, then he wasn't.
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    They were caterpillars to start with
    very hungry, beautiful caterpillars they were.

    (That was crap )
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    (Original post by Liam_G)
    How can you argue that it doesn't? :dontknow:

    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.

    /Englishy rant
    Self-referential subtext lost on pedant. :awesome:
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    I sprayed polish in my hair.
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    Six word story is newspaper headline
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    How now brown cow.
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    Lazy man starts haiku - gives up.

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    and then they died. the end.
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    (Original post by Liam_G)
    What a cliffhanger! I can't wait for the sequel.

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    Can't choose. Sorry.
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    Why do I bother?
    For you.
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    patrolled underground for mermaids. found monster.
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    Idealistic eyes;a test following glasses
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    This is my six word story
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    Does this rag smell like chloroform?
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    (Original post by .Ali.)
    Does this rag smell like chloroform?
    It's not rape, it's surprise sex.


    Continuation of a theme, right there.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    It's not rape, it's surprise sex.


    Continuation of a theme, right there.
    I see what you did there.

    :teehee:
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    Had a sandwich, was alright actually.
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    I can't count to six.
 
 
 
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