Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The World's Shortest Story

I rarely capitalise my headings but this one seemed worthy of it.

Legend has it, to settle a bar tab, Ernest Hemingway was challenged he couldn't write a story in under ten words.

'For sale: baby shoes, never used.' is what he came up with. But does this beat it?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I understand it. It means that a family was going to have a baby so they bought all the stuff for him/her already. But something messed up the delivery and therefore, the baby died. So the family was selling his things. Amazing how you can interpret all this from a 6 word story.