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    Six Little Words

    I recently came across a concept that perhaps many of you already knew about. It is an idea derived from Ernest Hemmingway. Apparently he once challenged someone to write a complete story in only six words.

    I believe the person he challenged came back with the following:

    "For sale; baby shoes, never worn."

    I am not sure if that is a "complete" story but those six words certainly say a lot. The idea has been put into a book and a web site, (www.sixwordmemoir.com)

    here you will find other examples covering a wide variety of topics. For instance on aging you will find:
    "Seventy Years, few tears, hairy ears"
    or on divorce:
    "I still make coffee for two"
    On the 1960's? "My first concert:Zappa. Explains everything"
    On education: "Recent Doctorate means overeducated and underemployed"

    In a recent magazine article, one writer challenges his readers to try to write similar 6 word stories that fit uniquely to their work industry.

    So, Optiboard members might write:
    "Good Skills, Bad attitude, hire anyway"
    or
    "Bought it, but they didn't come"
    or
    "Never mind, I'll do it myself"
    Perhaps:
    "they charge what? I'll match it!"

    Anyway...you get the idea. I think you guys are more creative than I am. Have fun! I am especially looking forward to Pete's go at this!


    dwayne

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    "Older I get- less I know."

    Sure there is much better than that lurking in the mind of other OptiBoarders.

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    That was my submission to NPR when they did this a couple of years ago! I thought it was pretty good but it didn't win! :(
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    Here I sit, all broken hearted....




    :D:cheers::D








    add your own 6 word's to it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Here I sit, all broken hearted....




    :D:cheers::D








    add your own 6 word's to it...
    Because money and I quickly parted
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    Here I sit, all broken hearted...

    ...one last drink, two less friends...

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    Les Paul died. Playing a Strat.

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    Les Paul died. Playing a Strat.

    Not a violin, but renowned guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borysko View Post
    Les Paul died. Playing a Strat.
    Borysko, wrong company. Les played Gibson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonLensmanWV View Post
    Borysko, wrong company. Les played Gibson.
    I was being ironic. I hate the necks on Les Pauls as I have small hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borysko View Post
    I was being ironic. I hate the necks on Les Pauls as I have small hands.
    That's more than only six words.:D
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    There was a man from Nantucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonLensmanWV View Post
    There was a man from Nantucket.
    Who carried clams in a bucket.
    A lack of planning on your part DOES NOT constitute an emergency on mine!

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    who carries clams in a bucket

    when walking home they did leak

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    red beans and rice didn't miss . . .

    O crap. I ran out of words.

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