This page is devoted to featuring the art, stories, and other creative endeavors of the BBLB Community.
6 Word Stories:
I think 6 word stories are the perfect little drive-by of emotional expression. The constraints of choosing only six words is freeing and could turn us all into writers. It relieves the pressure of writing a perfect story. They are a great way to capture anxiety, joy, even pain, in a succinct way.
The origin of this literary genre allegedly started with Ernest Hemingway who bet fellow writers he could write a short story in just 6 words. His companions had their doubts and wagered 10 dollars each to put Hemingway to the test. As the tale goes, Hemingway believed the resulting story to be his finest work ever: For Sale, Baby shoes, Never Worn.
I asked BBLB readers to share some of their stories. The following is a sampling:
Six word stories cut the fat.
Six word story takes six hours.
Stop me. Addicted to short stories.
No stopping. Short stories are good.
Music is noise on a vacation.
Hansel and Gretel. Which is witch?
Laughing so hard my stomach hurts
First snow. Streets fill with children.
So that’s how fetal position looks
Me, dad, mom, dog, beach. BALL!
Let’s go watch the baby sleep
Joy, one note at a time.
Hope to make my parents proud.
Dear Mom, He asked! Send ring.
Dear Mom, he didn’t. Returning ring.
Wrong words. Regret. Apology NOT accepted!
Stories about Grief:
Loved deeply, left early, wounded soul.
Goodbye to you, hello to me.
Conversations about moms make me cry.
Seven years, deep pain, who knew.
Windows down. Less driving. More Crying
Friend providing nonjudgmental refuge died – lonely.
President Donald Trump, King George crazy.
The Russians are coming and going.