History Literature / HemingwaysSixWordStory

30th May '15 11:07:13 AM LordGro
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* AmbiguousSituation: A given, since it's only six words long.

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30th May '15 11:05:34 AM LordGro
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->"For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn."

A piece of FlashFiction allegedly written by Creator/ErnestHemingway; however, the oldest known source of it is the 1996 {{biopic}} play ''Theater/{{Papa}}''. ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp has more information on it]].

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A piece of FlashFiction allegedly written by Creator/ErnestHemingway; however, Creator/ErnestHemingway. It probably isn't: The idea of an ad that indirectly hints at the death of a baby is at least as old as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_sale:_baby_shoes,_never_worn#History a human interest story in a 1910 newspaper]], and has been tossed around as an anecdote or story idea long before it was connected to Hemingway.

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oldest known source of that attributes the story with the quoted wording to Hemingway (who supposedly scribbled it on a napkin to win a bet) is found in the 1991 self-help book ''[[https://books.google.ca/books?id=VqKAE2euEnMC&pg=PA27&dq=Get+Published!+Get+Produced!:+A+Literary+Agent%E2%80%99s+Tips+on+How+to+Sell+Your+Writing+Baby+Shoes+Never+Worn&hl=de&sa=X&ei=XPVpVbC7CMWtU8O1geAE&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Get%20Published!%20Get%20Produced!%3A%20A%20Literary%20Agent%E2%80%99s%20Tips%20on%20How%20to%20Sell%20Your%20Writing%20Baby%20Shoes%20Never%20Worn&f=false Get Published! Get Produced! A Literary Agent's Tips on How to Sell Your Writing]]'' by Peter Miller, who claimed he heard the story from a "well-established newspaper syndicator" in 1974. This origin tale was further popularized by the 1996 {{biopic}} play ''Theater/{{Papa}}''. [[{{Biopic}} biographic play]] ''Theatre/{{Papa}}''.

''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp has more information on it]].



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30th May '15 11:01:43 AM LordGro
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30th May '15 11:00:33 AM LordGro
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* FlashFiction: UpToEleven. This is one of very few stories in the world to contain ''fewer words than it does tropes''.
30th May '15 10:58:55 AM LordGro
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* LawOfInverseFertility: Possibly; see InfantImmortality above.
30th May '15 10:58:32 AM LordGro
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* InfantImmortality: Presumably averted in one form or another, unless it's the case that the purchasers of the shoes simply couldn't have a child but didn't realise this until they had already prepared.
8th May '15 6:01:29 PM Discar
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11th Mar '15 10:45:01 PM jormis29
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A piece of FlashFiction allegedly written by Creator/ErnestHemingway; however, the oldest known source of it is the 1996 {{biopic}} play ''Theater/{{Papa}}''. [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp Snopes has more information on it]].

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A piece of FlashFiction allegedly written by Creator/ErnestHemingway; however, the oldest known source of it is the 1996 {{biopic}} play ''Theater/{{Papa}}''. ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp Snopes has more information on it]].
8th Feb '13 9:06:06 AM corruptmalemenace
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* FlashFiction: UpToEleven. This is one of very few stories in the world to contain ''fewer words than it does tropes''.
* InfantImmortality: Presumably averted in one form or another, unless it's the case that the purchasers of the shoes simply couldn't have a child but didn't realise this until they had already prepared.


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* LawOfInverseFertility: Possibly; see InfantImmortality above.
29th Nov '12 10:46:51 PM Specialist290
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* AmbiguousSituation: A given, since it's only six words long.
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