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Submitted by SeekDev 1113d ago | opinion piece

Games as six-word short stories

"Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway once told his fellow writers during one of their famous roundtable lunches that he could write a six-word-long short story. His fellow authors scoffed at Hemingway’s claims. Ol’ Papa told them to throw in $10 each. If he was wrong, he would match their money. He scribbled away on a napkin for a few moments and then passed the napkin around the table.

"His six-word-long story? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Hemingway won the bet as his story had a beginning, middle, and end. The six-word story is now a craft of its own with several sites dedicated to the craft and many aspiring writers cranking them out.

"Can we take our most beloved games and break them down to six-word short stories?" writes Patrick Morgan (Culture, Duke Nukem Forever, Half-Life, Max Payne 3 , Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Trials HD, Wii, Xbox 360)

pixelsword  +   1113d ago
You can put most things into other things if you put effort into it.

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