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Maureen Dilger

Innovation Leader, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

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What's your short story in 6 words? Go!

I was recently reminded of the power of telling a story in 6 words or less.

In a Wired article written in 2006 (link below), they mentioned how Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words - "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Hemingway is said to have called this his best work. So let's do this TED style.

Tell me a short story about YOU in 6 words.

Here's my go at it.
Someone says no. I say yes.

* Wired Reference: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html


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    Jun 30 2011: I tend to think of Caesar's "Veni Vidi Vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered) as the best story in six or less words. It has more of a story arc than Hemingway's, that's for sure. ;) As for mine, hmmm. How about,

    Born, will die. Enjoying the ride.
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      Jun 30 2011: Very very well done Daniel Vineburg

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