Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) and is said to have called it his best work.
WIRED asked several writers to do the same. Here are some examples:
With bloody hands, I say good-bye.
– Frank Miller
I’m your future, child. Don’t cry.
– Stephen Baxter
The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
– Orson Scott Card
Mine said: Laughter, the shortest distance between two.
My friend’s said: I’ll only live once, through you.
Some clever ones from commenters were:
Mike: There was love, and still is.
Casey: Loss, mourning, learning- life goes on.
Victor_Sokovin: New Address. White House. We can.
Death in PAris, c’est la Vie!!!
natalia: Gave him my soul-he left
MarieCharisma: God, I think I’m an atheist
Corine Hoogerheide-van den Akker: But nevertheless..why shouldn’t I try?
Heimo Kruschinski: The coffee is empty. I got off off this Paulo Coelho’s blog at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. I think it’s really cool!