Ernest Hemingway was famously challenged to come up a story in six words. His answer: 'For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.' (There is still a debate whether he did actually compose this.)
If there's one thing that twitter has thought me is the beauty of brevity. I'm a huge fan of @veryshortstory. A story being told within the confines of 140 characters. Every word in important and precious. Painting a picture this way takes skill. Please check it out.
Some of the most funny, heartbreaking and interesting tweets I've read are when two people that I happen to follow are exchanging tweets. It's like an overheard conversation. But, it's twitter, so nothing is private. Right?
With this in mind, here's a short tweet I posted one day after school.
Tiny, blonde, button-nosed Junior Infant,
Wearing a duffel coat and glasses.
Worn-out, he sighs,
"I can't find my school bag."
It's on his back.