Saturday, September 18, 2004

Hemingway Challenge

Ernest Hemingway challenged to write a story in six words. The result: "For sale: baby shoes, never used." It was rumored he thought it his greatest work. Others followed suit.

"Forgive me! "What for?" "Never mind." -John Updike

"Satan-Jehovah-fifteen rounds. A draw." -Norman Mailer

Saigon hotel. Decades later. He weeps. -Robert Olen Butler

She gave. He took. He forgot. -Tobias Wolf

Poison; meditation; skiing, ants-nothing worked. -Edward Albee

My nemesis is dead. Now what? -Michael Cunningham

Father died. Mother triumphed. I left. -Mary Gaitskill

"You? Her? No dice, fat boy." -Pinckney Benedict

Horny professor. Failing coed. No tenure. -Sue Grafton

So I challenge you to do the same. I will work on mine and post it later. What else? DP and I went to dinner last night at Frank and Angie's downtown and then went over to OCH. This feels good...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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