By Chad Love
The legend goes something like this: Ernest Hemingway and a companion were sitting in a bar somewhere (As Hemingway was wont to do) when a bet was made. Hemingway's companion, the story goes, challenged him to write a complete story in six words (or ten, the details vary with the telling) or less.
The result was a masterpiece of brevity that reads thusly:
For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.