Writing a short story using only 12 words

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    Gracie Sophiaposted 8 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 image57
      starqueen13posted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hemingway once wrote what he called the shortest story ever written

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        SirDentposted 8 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 image54
      Bikash jhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

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        MOlmsteadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ha ha

    4. fernando d. profile image59
      fernando d.posted 7 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 7 years agoin reply to this

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

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 8 years ago

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

  3. fetty profile image72
    fettyposted 8 years ago

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

  4. Shealy Healy profile image58
    Shealy Healyposted 8 years ago

    Life

    By Shealy (Sherry) Healy

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

  5. lorlie6 profile image81
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

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

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years ago

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

  7. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

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

    1. McHamlet profile image61
      McHamletposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. Lisa HW profile image64
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. McHamlet profile image61
        McHamletposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

      2. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

        1. rebekahELLE profile image87
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

          1. myownworld profile image78
            myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  8. jennshealthstore profile image91
    jennshealthstoreposted 8 years ago

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

  9. alexandriaruthk profile image75
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

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

  10. Rajab Nsubuga profile image60
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 8 years ago

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

  11. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years ago

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

  12. McHamlet profile image61
    McHamletposted 8 years ago

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

  13. MojoJojo49 profile image58
    MojoJojo49posted 8 years ago

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

  14. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 8 years ago

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

  15. Chaotic Chica profile image75
    Chaotic Chicaposted 8 years ago

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

  16. Dobson profile image81
    Dobsonposted 8 years ago

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

    1. beatrice dupree profile image67
      beatrice dupreeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. Darknlovely3436 profile image83
        Darknlovely3436posted 7 years agoin reply to this

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

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    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

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

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    Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

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

  19. seamist profile image56
    seamistposted 8 years ago

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

  20. Chaotic Chica profile image75
    Chaotic Chicaposted 8 years ago

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

  21. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

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

    finis

  22. Gabe Abbott profile image52
    Gabe Abbottposted 8 years ago

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

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    sarahsherlockposted 8 years ago

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

  24. Chaotic Chica profile image75
    Chaotic Chicaposted 8 years ago

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

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    Home Girlposted 8 years ago

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

  26. Chaotic Chica profile image75
    Chaotic Chicaposted 8 years ago

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

  27. John999181 profile image56
    John999181posted 8 years ago

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

  28. Heuchera profile image77
    Heucheraposted 8 years ago

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

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image75
      Chaotic Chicaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like that one!

  29. LunesisMidnight profile image61
    LunesisMidnightposted 8 years ago

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

  30. Joyce R profile image59
    Joyce Rposted 8 years ago

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

    1. Joyce R profile image59
      Joyce Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  31. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

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

    1. Dave Barnett profile image52
      Dave Barnettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It was. It wasn't. The end

  32. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

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

  33. fetty profile image72
    fettyposted 8 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 image52
    TheQuestionposted 8 years ago

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

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    jjwhitcraftposted 8 years ago

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

  36. rickky01 profile image55
    rickky01posted 8 years ago

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

  37. seamist profile image56
    seamistposted 8 years ago

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

  38. swapna123 profile image65
    swapna123posted 8 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 image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

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

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

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    ilovetowriterposted 8 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 image76
    Richard Craigposted 8 years ago

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

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    ilovetowriterposted 8 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 8 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 image75
    Chaotic Chicaposted 8 years ago

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

    1. Sassypoetic profile image58
      Sassypoeticposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  45. lex123 profile image67
    lex123posted 8 years ago

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

    1. melpor profile image91
      melporposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

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

  47. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

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

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      ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        mornin' ralwus!

  48. alternate poet profile image65
    alternate poetposted 8 years ago

    ran downstairs and had a bite

  49. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Hellow SOH. How are ye?

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

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

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 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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