Six Word Essays Exercise

I have always been entranced by the written word and the power every word can convey. I’d like to see the ingenuity of writers who, when given a limited word count, can come up with a story that sends the mind pitching to and fro. So, how about it? Let’s play a Hemingway game and use six words to tell a story. Here are a few to start with. Let’s see what you can do!


  1. Chose the wrong day for honesty.
  2. Unfortunately, the last shot hit its mark.
  3. Iowa cornfields swallowed more than fugitives.
  4. And I thought I was happy.

Have fun!

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