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    Six Word Flash Fiction

    Maybe some of you have heard this. It was said that 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.

    This idea had me thinking. Why not get the AW audience involved. So right now, write a six letter story! I'll go first. Lets see how long this thread can go.

    Okay, here's mine, " Sum of all fear: Black Jesus."

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    No one wants to do six word Flash Fiction? ahhh, boooooo!!

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    Patience, Jonathan Figaro. This is a quiet area of AW - I think some of the FF members may only visit this board every few days. You gave it less than 12 hours! While you wait, you might be interested in The six word short story thread in the Short Fiction forum.

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    Oven installed, children to burn.

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    "Queen's arrived: time to f*ck."

    Well that's 5.

    Yeah, not much of a formula I got so far.

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    Gray rat? Yellowed flea?

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    There is also an incredibly active community on livejournal with this theme - check it out!

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    Wrote to my love. No reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottprotege View Post
    Defy council. Kill men. Save lover.
    That's 8 words, you forgot "Star wars." :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minx View Post
    Writer's block: Creativity not yet expressed
    LOL!

    Fishing isn't relaxing, it's boring. YAWN!
    Writing is a fun hobby, I am not trying to sell my work. I like writing Fiction and non-Fiction that is less than 5k words (most are less than 1k words).

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