Thursday 30 April 2009

Just six words

Any author who submits themselves to a grilling here has to 'do a Hemingway' and write a short story in six words. It's harder than it looks. My first effort was:

"If you can read this, HELP!"

I'll leave it to the professionals. There's now a link to this page at the top of the screen so you can pop back in the future and see who else has joined the club.

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Ernest Hemingway

Like me, you revised your story.

Sebastian Beaumont
(Author of Thirteen and The Juggler)

Missing Person: Last seen driving away.

Michael Kimball
(Author of Dear Everybody)

Afterwards, we had coffee and pie.

John Burnside
(Author of Glister and much more)

Hail horrors! Hail—fuck that's hot.

Glen Duncan
(Author of The Last Werewolf and A Day and a Night and a Day)

Surely no writer has said yes?

Jill Dawson
(Author of Lucky Bunny, The Great Lover and Watch Me Disappear)

For sale: shotgun, one previous owner.

Tom McCarthy
(author of C, Men In Space and Remainder)

Wesley Robins
(Illustrator of Ascent)


bobblog 30 April 2009 at 19:28  

Do I really feel like writing?

William Rycroft 1 May 2009 at 07:47  

You couldn't resist, could you Robert?.

Anonymous,  1 May 2009 at 15:22  

Five is better than six.

bobblog 1 May 2009 at 15:52  

Are you sure about that Kevin? :)

William Rycroft 1 May 2009 at 18:43  

Gentlemen: less is more.

Anonymous,  1 May 2009 at 18:56  

I think so.

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