Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words.
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Rumor has it that Hemingway regarded it as his greatest work. Stirred by this masterwork, the editors of BlackBook asked 25 of today's most renowned writers to offer their own original six-word stories.
"Forgive me!" "For what?" "Never mind." - John Updike
"My nemesis is dead. Now what?" - Michael Cunningham
"Cyanide? Bitter almonds." He knew. How? - Brian Bouldrey
"You? Her? No dice, fat boy." - Pinckney Benedict
It's negative. Say hi to Mom. - Ben Greenman
Oh, that? It's nothing. Not contagious. - Augusten Burroughs