Shortest Story Ever Told

Ernest Hemingway

It is said that the shortest story ever told was written by the then young Ernest Hemingway, who said he could write a complete story in only six words!

His colleagues disagreed, and each bet 10$ against the claim.

Hemingway wrote down the words on a napkin and passed it around.
Everyone agreed that he won the bet.



Here is the shortest story ever told:

For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.