October 6th, 2006

six-word stories

Scott posted a link to someone else's blog entry which posed the question whether you could write a story using only six words. Although I'm generally not interested in blog memes, I like the creative challenge of this one, so I thought I'd post it here and see whether it spreads out into LiveJournal-land.

My first attempt, which I think is okay, could be titled "Average American Male, Born In 1920" (which itself is perhaps a six-word story):
Born. Educated. Defended. Married. Worked. Died.

I like my second attempt much better:
Left school for city; all phonies! (J.D. Salinger, edited by me)

Post your own stories in the comments, or post about the idea in your own journals and blogs.