Started this new project.

A quick internet search reveals that a six word story should have: Movement. Conflict. Resolution. Also sourced from the internet, this crucial (and very obvious once you’ve read it) concept that "the reader must cooperate in the construction of the larger narrative that is obliquely limned by these words." Perhaps the most famous and probably the most brilliant six word story ever is the one attributed to Papa - “For sale, Baby shoes, Never worn.”

My first stab at writing a six word short story.


The photo is a filtered version of a photo I took one evening in Old Pasadena. On a solitary street where the tree limbs meet in arches over the road. The smear on top is actually a mud splotch on the windshield of my my little Mazda.