Keep the stories short and tweet
Literary experiments on Twitter are a welcome respite from the microblogging platform's ocean of information
Published on Aug 5, 2014 6:20 PM
The late writer and Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway famously wrote a short story in six words.
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
Its brevity sharpens our focus on what is not visible - a stillborn child, perhaps, or a miscarriage?
We are prompted to ponder: Were the parents devastated to hear that they would never have children? Or was a mother forced to give up her child for adoption? What were these shoes like?
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