yash jhaveri

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Which story is the shortest story of 3 words ?

There are many type of stories long stories short stories . Some stories can only be explained only in a paragraph of a page . But there are stories which can be explained in 3 to 4 words these are the shortest stories .

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    Jun 10 2012: Failure, recovery, ambition -- success.

    Have you heard about the Six-Word Memoirs project online? They published books with six-word stories and they even have a true literary heritage:

    Taking a cue from novelist Ernest Hemingway, who, according to literary legend, was once challenged to write a short story in only six words,they set out to do the same. Hemingway's six-word story read: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” (Wikipedia)
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      Jun 10 2012: That's just about the best story I've ever read.
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    Jun 11 2012: 3 words - Life is beautiful
    4 words - TED made life better
  • Jun 10 2012: Anger, observation, epiphany.
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    R H

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    Jun 11 2012: Paradise? Coming soon...
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    Jun 11 2012: hope is eternal
  • Jun 11 2012: Error is Human
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    Jun 11 2012: Change the World
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    Jun 10 2012: Dont try...do.
  • Jun 10 2012: Born ... Strove ... Died !!
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    Jun 10 2012: The first floor
  • Jun 10 2012: .. they lived happily
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    Jun 12 2012: Everything is interconnected.
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    Barry W

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    Jun 11 2012: First Story: "I love you."

    Second Story: "I love you too."
  • Jun 11 2012: Eat. Pray. Love.
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    Jun 11 2012: Live is ....life! (nanananana) :D
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    • Jun 11 2012: Your story of one word " I " is much longer :)
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        • Jun 12 2012: How would '...... ' know its own story without ' I am that ' _ ' I am ' _ ' I ' ?
          '.......' loves all stories, it's a kind of narcissistic :)
  • Jun 11 2012: kentucky fried chicken... because I'm hungry
  • Jun 11 2012: Past, present, FUTURE!

    Perhaps obvious but it is a three word story.
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    Jun 11 2012: I am alive
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    Jun 11 2012: born to fight.
  • Jun 11 2012: Life is learning
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    Jun 10 2012: I am human.
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    Jun 10 2012: He smiled peacefully.
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    Jun 10 2012: Wear cape.. fly!
  • Jun 10 2012: Live your passion.
  • Jun 10 2012: Tough love failed.
  • Jun 10 2012: Mirror ruined her!
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    Jun 10 2012: Short stories tend to be less complex than novels. Usually a short story focuses on one incident; has a single plot, a single setting, and a small number of characters; and covers a short period of time.

    In longer forms of fiction, stories tend to contain certain core elements of dramatic structure: exposition (the introduction of setting, situation and main characters); complication (the event that introduces the conflict); rising action, crisis (the decisive moment for the protagonist and his commitment to a course of action); climax (the point of highest interest in terms of the conflict and the point with the most action); resolution (the point when the conflict is resolved); and moral.

    Therefore by defination I am not sure that a "story" can be told in three words. As you yourself stated "stories that can be explained in three or four words ...." So these are explainations not stories.

    It pays to read the fine print. All the best. Bob.
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    Jun 10 2012: veni vidi vici
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    Jun 19 2012: I don't Know.
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    Jun 15 2012: It just happened.
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    Jun 14 2012: I. The End.
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      Jun 14 2012: BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBooooooooooooooooooo!

      Why not= I the beginning?
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    Jun 12 2012: OOOps- made mistakes!

    OOOOPs, maybe not!
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    Jun 12 2012: any one can imagine that if v start TED account just now and ask question to every body and get very good response on first asking question after joining TED before two days ago????
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    Jun 12 2012: Silly question. And yet, it appears on Facebook? How about WTF?
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    Jun 11 2012: She walked away....
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    Jun 11 2012: start middle end
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    Jun 11 2012: Big Boat Sank... The story of the Titanic. My dad used to tell me that if I asked for a bed time story to see if he could get away with it.
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    Jun 11 2012: Yes, I am
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    Jun 11 2012: We're only animals
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    Jun 10 2012: Born Live Die
  • Jun 10 2012: a man, a woman and the apple

    Or let me try again... a boy, a girl and the apple store
  • Jun 10 2012: It is done
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    Jun 10 2012: Turn back time...
  • Jun 10 2012: Humans remain Lost!
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    Jun 10 2012: I love him.
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    Jun 10 2012: very good question
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    Jun 10 2012: very good question