Flash Fiction & Hemingway’s Legendary Bet

The story goes like this:

Ernest Hemingway was given a challenge to write a complete story with six words.

This style of writing is known as “flash fiction.”

I am a huge fan of short form poetry (check out my poem, “A Good Poem” as a starting point on my approach to short form poetry).

Hemingway nailed it. He told the story with the words he didn’t write:

“For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.”

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