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This is gonna be about Band-Aids. It's pretty great.

#38. Short and sweet.

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Alright everyone. My mind was blown recently. By Ernest Hemmingway’s six word short story.

SIX WORDS. That’s it. And yet, it’s really, really, really good. Oh here’s the story:

For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Pretty neat stuff, huh? And, as a man named William Shakesman once said, ‘brevity is the soul of wit.’

So, in keeping with the philosophies of these famous literary strongmen, I will write a story about Band-Aids, using only six words. And actually, when I sat down to write, I came up with a bunch of ideas, and none of them really… separated themselves from the chaff, so to speak. So in lieu of having one really, really good ‘Holy shit it’s so succinct!!’ story, here are nine pretty good (if not great ones).

Mother of three. One less worry.

Parents out of town. Comfort isn’t.

“Aw, honey it’s just a scratch”

“It’s ok. I’ll get a Band-Aid.”

“Don’t worry. Sometimes these things happen.”

“We can get a new bike.”

That’s why I said “no skateboarding.”

“You can always try rollerblading again.”

“Yes, honey, it DID look sharp.”

In retrospect, some of those sound really, really, really slogan-like, and there was a recurring extreme-sports theme that picked up towards the end there, but I still feel like I actually put my brain to good use with the whole ‘creative writing’ thing.


Written by mandudeman

April 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

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