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Bayou Bill
04-13-2007, 01:23 AM
I copied this from another writing site. Thought Suddenly writers might find it interesting, maybe even challenging.

For some reason, The Guardian didn't ask me to participate (no doubt a transatlantic clerical error). Had I been, I'd have mentioned Ceasar's famous:I came. I saw. I conquered.

And then there's its more risque variation: I saw. I conquered. I came.

Bayou Bill :cool:


Extracted from The Guardian, March 24, 2007: To cut a long story short: Ernest Hemingway once said his best work was a story he wrote in just six words: 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.' We challenged some contemporary authors to be equally economical.

"It can't be. I'm a virgin." - Kate Atkinson

Set sail, great storm, all lost. - John Banville

Dream punctured. Build pyre. Curses... Adolf. - Beryl Bainbridge

See that shadow? (It's not yours.) - Jim Crace

Defenestrated baby, methamphetamine, prison, rehab, relapse. - Jeffrey Eugenides

Juicy offer. Must decline. Still paralysed. - Richard Ford

Bob's last message: Bermuda Triangle, Baloney. - Elmore Leonard

Dad called: DNA back: he isn't. - Helen Fielding

"Apple?" "No." "Taste!" "ADAM?" Oh God. - David Lodge

They awaited sunrise. It never came. - AS Byatt

It was a dark, stormy... aaaaargggh! - John Lanchester

Catherine had treasonable sex. Heads rolled. - Helen Simpson

"The Earth? We ate it yesterday." - Yann Martel

"Mind what gap?" ... ... ... - Hilary Mantel

04-13-2007, 03:04 AM
Very cute. Best ones are the first and last ones. OK, here's my offering to the 6 word world of literature:

"So beautiful."
"She's mine!"
"Not anymore."


04-13-2007, 06:13 PM
This is a fun idea.

My entries:

Flooded road. Deep? What the hell...

Write. Submit. Damn! Write. Submit. Repeat.