To Make a Long Story Short

I must be an easy target

Once again I have been tagged

Wisewebwoman has thrown down the gauntlet

Construct a story in six words

A challenge accepted by Ernest Hemingway

And solved in the following way

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Now it’s my turn to compete

In words only six quite clear

My offering for your perusal below

Virtual Friends Become Real, Through Blogging.

26 thoughts on “To Make a Long Story Short

  1. steph

    Aww… That’s nice!

    The Hemingway story has very sad connotations.

    “My brain is not working today”

    Does that tell a story?

  2. Grannymar

    @Maz – So have I. πŸ˜€

    @Mike – Mmmmm…! πŸ˜‰

    @Steph – I think you need some salts, of the Andrews variety! πŸ™„ Enjoy the tennis!

  3. Nancy


    With the Olympics coming up in Beijing, my story is about one event:

    “Synchronized swimmer drowns; do all drown?”

  4. Grannymar

    @Nancy – That is something I never thought about before! Now I wonder… Mike is the swimmer, we will have to ask him.

    @ChrisD – Give it time, join in and attend meet-ups.

    @Judy – You and I have both enjoyed meeting bloggers in real life. πŸ˜€

  5. Lottie

    I like it GM. Mr. Doyle challenged me to this some months ago but I have hard a very hard time coming up with anything fitting. Back to the drawing board.

  6. Grannymar Post author


    That is not like you to give in. Don#t think about it, just get on and do it. πŸ˜‰

  7. Grannymar Post author


    Now I have goose pimples and my teeth are chattering watching all those swimmers! Brrr! πŸ˜€

  8. Grannymar Post author


    You were swimming today?

    It was grey, wet and miserable here until 4pm today.

  9. Mike

    Its lashing here. The sea wag rough with a big swell
    Great fun when your in but you had to time it right getting out otherwise you’d be hammered by the breaking wave and sucked into the gulley

  10. Baino

    Nice one GrannyMar and I totally agree with yours. . . I have one for today as I madly make pasta:

    “Lunch with friends makes me happy!”

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  11. Magpie 11

    Friendly visit? I was turned away.

    2nd Book

    Went back. Same result once more.

    3rd book

    She came visiting. “Welcome” I said


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