Six-Words of Story in Two-hundred Words – Septembler 10, 2022

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“What do you think of my six-word story: She had murderous hate for him.”

“You’re not doing it correctly.”


“That’s no six-word story.”

“It’s six words!”

“It has that that going for it.”

“There you go!”

“Makes it a six-word sentence.”


“Six words that make sense don’t make a six-word story.”



“Does so.”

“Stories have genesis, plot, and closure.”

“Well, that’s tough.”

“That was six words.”

“One, two, three, four. Nope.”

“I meant ‘Stories have genesis, plot, and closure.’”

That’s no story.”

“You’re catching on.”


“Those six words must powerfully suggest beginning, plot or happening, and conclusion. Or make readers clearly imagine all that. Statement of fact is no story. That’s an adage at best.”

“That’s asking an awful lot.”

“That’s why a real six-word story is exceptional wordsmanship, complete, and rare.”

“Guess I should try again?”

“That would be a good idea. And that’s not a six-word story either.”


“‘That would be a good idea.’”

“You are not a nice man.”

“Thank you. I work at it… and that’s not…”

“I know, I know. Not a six-word story.”


“How’s this? Her hate for him murdered him.”

“Work on it. You’ll get better.”

 Didja notice, the title contains six words.  Is that a six-word story?  No, no pathos, relatability, or imaginable plot, eh?

Published by spwilcen

Retired career IT software engineer, or as we were called in the old days, programmer, it's time to empty my file cabinet of all the "creative" writing accumulated over the years - toss most of it, salvage and publish what is worthwhile.

2 thoughts on “Six-Words of Story in Two-hundred Words – Septembler 10, 2022

    1. Ah, yes, but you, astute dewd, understand the difference between a “story” and s simple declarative sentence. “My dog has thousands of fleas!” is NOT a six-word story. Thanks for pausing to poke.


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