The Best 6-Word Stories Ever Written ...

By Holly

The Best 6-Word Stories Ever Written ...

There are life changing novels that take weeks to finish reading. However, the length of a story doesn't alter the value of it. There are some super short stories that are just as heartbreaking as any epic novel. In fact, there are some stories that are only 6-words long that can pull at your heart strings. Here are some of the best ones ever written:

1 For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn

This is a famous 6-word story created by the great Ernest Hemingway. It was written while Hemingway was out at a restaurant with a group of friends. He bet them ten dollars that he could create a story in only six words, and then wrote this sentence on a napkin. Of course, that meant he ended up winning the bet.

2 Born a Twin; Graduated Only Child

Death is always tragic. That's why this short story will pull at your heart strings, even though you know nothing about the two children. No matter what their story was, you know it's a sad one.

3 “Together,” They’d Whispered. Only One Jumped

It doesn't matter if the pair were brother and sister, boyfriend and girlfriend, or mother and child. It's always disappointing to realize that the person who promised to stick by your side was actually lying.

4 I Still Make Coffee for Two

Don't you hate when someone leaves your life, but you can't get over the fact that they're truly gone? This story proves that you're not alone, because it happens to everyone.

5 Strangers. Friends. Best Friends. Lovers. Strangers

Isn't this the way that most relationships go? If you two don't end up staying together forever, then this is a timeline of what's bound to happen. It's a depressing way to look at love, but it's also an honest way to look at it.

6 Painfully, He Changed “is” to “was.”

It doesn't matter if this is talking about a relationship that ended, a job that ended, or a life that ended. No matter what the situation is, it's always painful to realize that something you loved is over and done with.

7 Brought Roses Home. Keys Didn’t Fit

Maybe he cheated. Maybe she cheated. Maybe they just didn't work out. It doesn't matter what happened between the couple, because even without knowing their backstory, this tiny story is tragic.

8 The Baby’s Blood Type? Human, Mostly

This science fiction story was written by Orson Scott Card. He's the same man who wrote Ender's Game, proving that a talented author can write both long and short works of equal brilliance.

9 With Bloody Hands, I Say Good-bye

This story was written by Frank Miller. He's a writer of graphic novels like The Dark Night Returns and Sin City. Even though it only took him six words to craft this story, it's just as bloody as any of his comics are.

10 We Kissed. She Melted. Mop Please!

Stories don't always have to be heart wrenching. They can be funny, too. That's what this little tale proves.

11 It’s behind You! Hurry before It...

Here's the quickest horror story you've ever seen. An unfinished sentence can say a lot, can't it?

It's amazing how much can be said in only six words. What's the best 6-word story that you can come up with off of the top of your head?

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why did he go to the wrong house?


#3 Nobody cares Cathleey, go back to your sub-par casserole...


can relate


its behind you hurry up before it comes after you


Signing documents, I left the system.


The memories scream. I leave reality


"I came, I saw, I conquered." Although this isn't really meant to be a 6-word story, it certainly could be.


Welcomed darkness... chronic pain finally over!




I woke up...without a smile!


#4 what a waste!


#3 i feel like this sometimes #real


#2 wait did she die????


i love all these!


Amazing! I loved it.


#5 is very sad but also a very true way of looking at it


I love these! :)


"We need to talk"


I think #3 is really sad 😢


Marvelous--& I like Desiree's dinosaur, too!


good :)


I was safe, then I awoke...


Thank you ReneeK!!


These r amazing


Almost forgot, I didn't tell you...


@Desiree Petit De Murat, I like the one you shared.


The most famous one in Spanish was written by Augusto Monterroso from Guatemala, it's called "El ,Dinosaurio" and it goes like this: Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí. When he awoke, the dinosaur was still there. It has always been a magical story for me.


jumped. then i changed my mind......


These are great!


Amazing ones


I have read these abs writing some of my own three word stories so I am having no reaction here.


Yes I never realized that I could sum it all up in a few words. Born first, gave birth won and lost...


Its so astonishing that you can say so much in just a few words!


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