Wednesday, April 20, 2011

baby shoes

We talked about flash fiction today in class. It's an intriguing concept for the creative writer: fashion a very short, yet complete piece of fiction in the fewest amount of words possible (I don't think there's any "official" word limit, unless you're entering a contest or something. Just make sure that it's SHORT!).

Hemingway wrote what may be the shortest flash fiction ever.

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

Doesn't that send your mind spinning in a hundred different directions? Six words evoking such a poignant image.

1 comment:

  1. Oooo....that sounds so SAD. Makes me think of depressing possibilities.