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Six words

Don’t ask why.

Nor how often.

Nor how long it will last.

But the concept of the six word story (Google it if you need to do so) has grabbed my attention. 44 more words

Six Word Story

Use YOUR Author's Voice!

“… the alteration of a word can throw an entire story out of key.” Ernest Hemingway

I have had people criticize my work for breaking conventional rules of writing and grammar. 586 more words

Short Stories

October 11, 1944: Just Put Your Lips Together

Harry “Steve” Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are a couple of ne’er-do-wells crewing a boat for hire on the island of Martinique. Life is okay, but World War II is happening all around them, doing a number on the tourist trade and thus their livelihood. 217 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

'..I overtipped him. That made him happy'. - The Sun Also Rises

“How does one eat inside?” I asked the waiter. Inside the café was a restaurant.

“Well. Very well. One eats very well.”


The last time we visited our motley crue of the ‘Lost Generation’ in Paris we amused ourselves reading (as one follower – Stacey described) …

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Ernest Hemingway - A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast is part, the autobiographical recounting of Ernest Hemingway’s time in Paris, most notably with his first wife Hadley, and part, the dying man’s love letter to a time that he was desperate to return to. 252 more words

Book Review

 To get started, write one true sentence

Hemingway had a simple trick for overcoming writer’s block. In a memorable passage in A Moveable Feast, he writes:

Sometimes when I was starting a new story and I could not get it going, I would sit in front of the fire and squeeze the peel of the little oranges into the edge of the flame and watch the sputter of blue that they made. 521 more words

Short Stories

A Postcard From Turkey: The Old Man And The Sea

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.  10 more words