For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn. —Ernest Hemingway
American author Ernest Hemingway is often credited with the creation of the six-word story. Within these six words, Hemingway was able to craft a complete story by using a moment of conflict, an action, and a resolution. Since Hemingway’s time, the six-word story has been adapted to become the six-word horror story on social media websites. Fortunately, we don’t have to write like Hemingway to participate in this fun Halloween trend!
These stories range from “funny scary” like…
Everyday of the week is Monday. —Eleanor
All text messages are now public. —Eleanor
Sits down in classroom. Pop Quiz! —Eleanor
to downright terrifying…
Someone tapping shoulder. Sickening thud. End. —Eleanor
Walls closing in. No time. Screams. —Eleanor
Sees opening. Almost there. Door shuts. —Eleanor
How many six-word horror stories can you come up with? Play around with the format and post your stories in the comments section below.