Writing a short story using only 12 words

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    Gracie Sophiaposted 10 years ago

    I am. I lived. I laughed. I cried. I died. I was.

    Is this even a story? A beginning? A middle? An ending? A plot? A character?

    What is the shortest story ever written?

    1. starqueen13 profile image61
      starqueen13posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      We met, I fell in love, he loved another, then I came wink (12)

      He was confused, i helped, he left for another. why? (10)

    2. ncarpenter profile image60
      ncarpenterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hemingway once wrote what he called the shortest story ever written

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        SirDentposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        For Sale; Baby Shoes, Never Worn. E. Hemingway

        Here is my offering; He gave up the ghost. Entombed, he rose to teach again.

    3. Bikash jha profile image61
      Bikash jhaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing can change my love for you except my wife and kids.

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        MOlmsteadposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        ha ha

    4. fernando d. profile image60
      fernando d.posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I did all I could all i can to the best of my abillity with all my knowleages and all my know how.


      dosen't this tell and story as well?

    5. Bronson_Hub profile image60
      Bronson_Hubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      At first I was afraid. I was petrified. But I will survive.

  2. relache profile image76
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    Gracie Sophia joined HubPages, then left.  It was one of those things.

  3. fetty profile image76
    fettyposted 10 years ago

    Ocean temperature 70, in land 90, chilly, breezy sunny Jersey shore day.

  4. Shealy Healy profile image60
    Shealy Healyposted 10 years ago

    Life

    By Shealy (Sherry) Healy

    He ended before he existed. Then, he was born after he died.

  5. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 10 years ago

    It was hopeless.  She loved him dearly while he clearly did not.

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 10 years ago

    It Came, It Saw, It Conquered and all mankind had no chance

  7. myownworld profile image82
    myownworldposted 10 years ago

    Once upon a time, a war began in the name of peace.....

    1. McHamlet profile image60
      McHamletposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      And then history repeated itself over and over...Will we ever learn?

    2. Lisa HW profile image67
      Lisa HWposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Over time, watered by the tears of war, lasting peace eventually blossomed.

      1. McHamlet profile image60
        McHamletposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Oh I really like that one, wait...must make this 12 words.

      2. myownworld profile image82
        myownworldposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        But though the tears dried, the scars in children's hearts never healed.....

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          rebekahELLEposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          they simply lived discovering clouds that were really bubble baths and dinosaurs...

          1. myownworld profile image82
            myownworldposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            And learnt to smile again... till joy entered their hearts once more.... smile

  8. jennshealthstore profile image86
    jennshealthstoreposted 10 years ago

    That person became extremely rich, though they had no money at all.

  9. alexandriaruthk profile image75
    alexandriaruthkposted 10 years ago

    Twas the day that I saw you and it is like forever

  10. Rajab Nsubuga profile image62
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 10 years ago

    You are beautiful, all am saying is that; I love you!

  11. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 10 years ago

    You have got to be kidding me, you wonderful beautiful person you !!!!

  12. McHamlet profile image60
    McHamletposted 10 years ago

    Jewels buried deep that in her eyes I found, make me weep.

  13. MojoJojo49 profile image59
    MojoJojo49posted 10 years ago

    It started happily, but before he even realised it, it was over.

  14. 2uesday profile image74
    2uesdayposted 10 years ago

    Ah, gone but not quickly forgotten and no doubt returning one day.

  15. Chaotic Chica profile image60
    Chaotic Chicaposted 10 years ago

    The lazy goose arrived just as the others began to head back.

  16. Dobson profile image79
    Dobsonposted 10 years ago

    He knew on sight she was the one, so he married her!

    1. beatrice dupree profile image60
      beatrice dupreeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Strange dinner guest ravishing sumptous meals knowing later one would be poisioned.

      1. Darknlovely3436 profile image79
        Darknlovely3436posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Mary got married had children, divorce, and she move on to Scotland.

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    Website Examinerposted 10 years ago

    The grave digger looked surprised, fell in, never saw what hit him.

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    Twenty One Daysposted 10 years ago

    The Honeycomb Queen commended her tireless, faithful drones. Victory is always sweet.

  19. seamist profile image59
    seamistposted 10 years ago

    Pain robbed her life; but God's healing transformed her into a witness.

  20. Chaotic Chica profile image60
    Chaotic Chicaposted 10 years ago

    The thunder rolled in with the lightning, disappointing vendors and festival attendees.

  21. Greek One profile image69
    Greek Oneposted 10 years ago

    I came, I saw, I conquered, but not in that order. 

    finis

  22. Gabe Abbott profile image61
    Gabe Abbottposted 10 years ago

    If I could change the past, I would. So sorry, my darling.

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    sarahsherlockposted 10 years ago

    Came back from holiday to find inspection starting on Monday, oh great! (true story) sad

  24. Chaotic Chica profile image60
    Chaotic Chicaposted 10 years ago

    Underestimating his mother's hearing, he tried to sneak out of the house.

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    Home Girlposted 10 years ago

    I came, I saw, I pissed on it, I left.

  26. Chaotic Chica profile image60
    Chaotic Chicaposted 10 years ago

    The little beetle scampered on, unaware of the curious kitten stalking him.

  27. John999181 profile image61
    John999181posted 10 years ago

    I SHALL KEEP A JOURNAL AS I TIGHT-ROPE OVER THIS VERY HHHHiiigggghhhh....................

  28. Heuchera profile image76
    Heucheraposted 10 years ago

    Ivy launched its assault:  climbing, reaching, and photosynthesizing.  Triumph!  Fence is invisible.

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image60
      Chaotic Chicaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like that one!

  29. LunesisMidnight profile image60
    LunesisMidnightposted 10 years ago

    Life is dark and cruel yet beautiful and loving, full of mysteries.

  30. Joyce R profile image60
    Joyce Rposted 10 years ago

    A man walking in the desert diving into a mirage visits China.

    1. Joyce R profile image60
      Joyce Rposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great idea that requires thought, or humor in my case.

  31. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 10 years ago

    On a dark and stormy night they fell in love.  The end.

    1. Dave Barnett profile image59
      Dave Barnettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It was. It wasn't. The end

  32. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 10 years ago

    Well...that's how it happened. I'm telling you...for sure. The End.

  33. fetty profile image76
    fettyposted 10 years ago

    25 years of pain, hanging on no more, meds ran out, yesterday.



    Leaving grieving parents, cousins, friends. Spiraling whirlpool, spewing out pain. Questions? Depression?

  34. TheQuestion profile image59
    TheQuestionposted 10 years ago

    someone joined hubpages. they were too entertaining and creative. they were banned.

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    jjwhitcraftposted 10 years ago

    Fish were falling from the sky. The truck driver stared in awe.

  36. rickky01 profile image61
    rickky01posted 10 years ago

    i came in contact with her and i fell in love.

  37. seamist profile image59
    seamistposted 10 years ago

    Totally depressed, she committed suicide. Her unborn baby never had a chance.

  38. swapna123 profile image60
    swapna123posted 10 years ago

    The prince and his poor beautiful damsel got married and lived happily ever after, till the bill collector came knocking..

  39. Rafini profile image81
    Rafiniposted 10 years ago

    Begin with dreams, but don't trip over the flowers hovering near butterflies.  hmm

    1. sofs profile image89
      sofsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Life was so much fun; she almost laughed her life away!

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    ilovetowriterposted 10 years ago

    I always want some one who  care for me an my feeling because when i am i love i don't play around

  41. Richard Craig profile image61
    Richard Craigposted 10 years ago

    We met, fell in love and lived happily ever after.  The end.

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    ilovetowriterposted 10 years ago

    I put out my best so the relationship could work,but she never want real love.many people didn't have what it take to work with real love when it came in their life,and maybe my friend his one who cannot live to real.

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    ilovetowriterposted 10 years ago

    I always want her in my life but she always holding out on me when want to shore feeling with her.
    we only have short time to do the thing we always want to in love and i think my time is run out.

  44. Chaotic Chica profile image60
    Chaotic Chicaposted 10 years ago

    Oh, to love and to be loved, that is man's greatest pursuit.

    1. Sassypoetic profile image61
      Sassypoeticposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      He caressed me gently...  kissing, touching,
        my spirit bloom... lust became love...

  45. lex123 profile image83
    lex123posted 10 years ago

    I wonder how the life would be if there is no internet.

    1. melpor profile image92
      melporposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I was born, grew up, got married, had a child, enjoyed life.

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    ralwusposted 10 years ago

    Lost my soul somewhere, at night; pallid girl in fangs of fright.

  47. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years ago

    "woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head"

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      ralwusposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        mornin' ralwus!

  48. alternate poet profile image69
    alternate poetposted 10 years ago

    ran downstairs and had a bite

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    ralwusposted 10 years ago

    Hellow SOH. How are ye?

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      i'z fine....for a munday....

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    ralwusposted 10 years ago

    juz anuther day to me. but I am doing some lawndree

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      ...wun day, munday will be anuther day to me...for naw iz makin munee to pae de bills; rouf o'er me hed

 
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