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Six words written by "Ernest Hemingway" (very short short story)

I have read this story recently and i liked it very much then i looked for the analysis of it and i liked to share with you to see how much the pure fiction of the literary is very simple ,nice and meaningful.
This story it is a type of story that has a limited number of words and it has
a traditional begining - middle - end story.

Hemingway> was sitting with his friends writers at round tables at a resturant( i think )and they had a bet of 10$ each if they could write a short story about six words so he quickly wrote six words on a napkin and passed it around,
and the words are " For sale, Baby shoes, never worn"and he won the bet...
so let's analyze the simple story to taste the nice meaning of the pure fiction literary.
He used "for sale' as a symbol for 'ad'
of selling the house, sometimes people sell what they have when they want to move or run away from a bad memory so maybe there was a family wanted to sell thier house to move away from sad event that happened for them after thier baby died , here Hemingway used a baby shoes as a symbole for happiness when the mother started to prepare for her new baby as well for sure she felt very active and happy for that and the shoes here are also means growing up for this baby but when Hemingway used 'never worn' here something bad happened for this baby so he couldn't wear these shoes and here also its a symbole for death and sadness additionally suffering from losing the baby beside that collapse thier beautiful dreams
and hope .
Finaly can you imagine how these six words have a nice meaning and pure fiction.
It isn't necessary to read or write a long story to enjoy or to get the aim the point is to express your honest feelings and thoughts even through a few words
I hope that you enjoyed of it as i did.

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Comment by rose on August 30, 2010 at 20:31
Oh thank you dear Monika
it's so kind from you ..i studied about his life in the university
thank you for the link ..i will browse it ..i'm sure i will like
you chose a nice story .
Thank you for caring
Comment by Monika on August 30, 2010 at 18:31
Dear Rose,
If you like Hemingway,you can discover more about him in the site of my beloved Michal Palin,he wrote a book about him:
"One hundred years after the birth of Ernest Hemingway, Michael Palin sets out to discover the man behind the legend: a hard-drinking, controversial figure who wrote like a dream. "
I've read it in book,but you can read the entire book here,online,under this link:
Did you know it?In case not,hope you will like it.
My favourite story was:The Garden of Eden
Comment by rose on August 30, 2010 at 13:29
You welcome dear Monika
wouldn't like to share us your story ?
I like him too ..i like 'The Old Man And The Sea' so much
Thank you for passing .
Comment by Monika on August 30, 2010 at 13:23
Thank you Rose,for making me familiar with this interesting idea of Hemingway.Really,six words can tell us a complex story,indeed.
I love him as a novelist and appreciate his works a lot.
Comment by rose on August 30, 2010 at 13:05
Thank u for visiting my blog and offering your valuable comments .
Welcome of you fresh
Waiting another story from you .
Comment by rose on August 30, 2010 at 7:00
I forgot to tell you,
i liked these flowers .....made me cheerful
Thank you for adding
Comment by rose on August 30, 2010 at 6:57
Hello natasha
so welcome again here ...
nice and optimistic story ..i like it
your story tells that always there is a hope
and never lose hope because everyday comes with it's joy
Thank you dear natasha
Comment by Natasha on August 29, 2010 at 23:26
Hello Rose,
I was missing for this company! Here is my story:
The Sun is shining for everybody!
Wish all of you great weekdays!

Comment by rose on August 29, 2010 at 19:28
I like today to comment on your story ...
Spacious sky, has no invigorating place

spacious indicates largeness
it may be anything
perhaps it may indicate wealth and riches
also the largeness of heart that means kindness
there are people with immense riches in the world
but their hearts may not be large
means no generosity
may not help poor at all
because they are misers
do not have compassion
compassion and help to the needy are invigorating
invigorating means filling with life
if there is no compassion
there is no invigorating space
in spite of the spacious sky of wealth
Comment by rose on August 18, 2010 at 20:41
Thank you nida ,
so you passed here .. you are welocme dear
and also waiting your sharing too ok?

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