->"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}}''. [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp Snopes has more information on it]].
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!These words are an example of:

* AmbiguousSituation: A given, since it's only six words long.
* BeigeProse
* DownerEnding
* FictionalDocument
* 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.
* InMediasRes
* LawOfInverseFertility: Possibly; see InfantImmortality above.
* {{Minimalism}}
* NamelessNarrative
* ScrapbookStory: The format's that of a newspaper classified ad.
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