Right in the feel.... Legend has it, a colleague bet Ernest Hemingway that he could not write a story with less than 10 words. This is the result... For sale: French WW2 rifle, Never fired, dropped once. sad face
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#10 - anon (11/26/2012) [-]
For sale:

Condom
Only used twice.
#4 - jojord (11/26/2012) [-]
For sale:

French WW2 rifle,
Never fired, dropped once.
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User avatar #17 to #15 - themightymrplow (11/26/2012) [-]
Someone needs to learn how to count
#25 to #17 - ohemgeezus (11/26/2012) [-]
With that kind of logicm jojord's is wrong because WW2 isn't a single word which would put his/her word count at 11
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#20 to #18 - themightymrplow (11/26/2012) [-]
Dude... really? The stories need less than ten words.
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#108 to #4 - skybluetroll (11/26/2012) [-]
I laughed at this more than most of the front page.
#241 to #197 - iamphoenix (11/27/2012) [-]
Yeah, but they're still French.
#120 to #4 - licestr (11/26/2012) [-]
I don't get the reference
#122 to #120 - amazingpenguin (11/26/2012) [-]
It's saying that the French are pussies that run away
User avatar #171 to #122 - Chuckaholic (11/26/2012) [-]
I honestly thought it was someone who had been shot and killed before they could even fire, the dropped being it falling from his dead hands. Makes more sense given the context of the post.
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#225 to #193 - anon (11/27/2012) [-]
"Never fired"
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#123 to #122 - licestr (11/26/2012) [-]
Thanks
Thanks
User avatar #3 - perfectionx (11/26/2012) [-]
For sale:

Parachute,
Never used, slightly stained
#98 - fattymcstubbylegs (11/26/2012) [-]
For sale:
Baby,
Never worn
User avatar #234 to #98 - allmightynig (11/27/2012) [-]
For sale:
pubic hair
only washed once
User avatar #114 to #98 - twatmissile (11/26/2012) [-]
For sale:
Wife,
Only dropped once
#16 - kaarvaag (11/26/2012) [-]
Ooooh,because the baby had to big feet when it was born,right?
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#24 to #23 - anon (11/26/2012) [-]
*two
User avatar #206 to #16 - lilbigjoethefool (11/27/2012) [-]
Let him have this one.
User avatar #101 - noxian (11/26/2012) [-]
Maybe the baby just didn't have feet?
User avatar #117 to #101 - biggrand (11/26/2012) [-]
I would have just out the baby in a jar and sold him instead of the shoes calling it a "found monster fetus"
#152 - syis (11/26/2012) [-]
#84 - peggscott (11/26/2012) [-]
'The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door...'   
   
I heard somewhere that this is the shortest horror story?
'The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door...'

I heard somewhere that this is the shortest horror story?
User avatar #118 to #84 - mulgarid (11/26/2012) [-]
You guys don't get it? He's the last man on earth, and the second he sits down in a room somewhere, some bitch knocks on the door, most likely to ask a stupid question like "If I died would you get re-married?" I'd be scared, too.
#146 to #84 - daveydave (11/26/2012) [-]
Yes, that's the shortest HORROR story.
User avatar #85 to #84 - theangryrussian (11/26/2012) [-]
no, the world's shortest horror story:
Beiber was born.
#116 to #85 - RoyalNightmare (11/26/2012) [-]
Oh, holy **** that was funny. No, seriously. My sides. All of my lulz. That was the most creative, refreshing joke I've heard all year. That was so goddamn funny, George Carlin is smiling in his grave. We need more insightful, brilliant comedians like yourself in an otherwise outdated, dead-horse-beating, cliche internet world.
User avatar #104 to #84 - SgtBaha (11/26/2012) [-]
Well the flaw is that it says "man." Although, many people already point this out.
User avatar #92 to #84 - Eddythebandkid (11/26/2012) [-]
No, this is: "were did that spider go?"
User avatar #107 to #84 - iamscifer ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
who was phone
User avatar #43 - mikoli (11/26/2012) [-]
shoe baby:
for never
sale worn
#52 to #43 - anon (11/26/2012) [-]
Sale: Baby
Never for shoe.
Worn.
User avatar #212 - drkilliwiggles (11/27/2012) [-]
Actually, there are 2 pictures to accompany the story. Therefore, the story is 2,006 words, so his friend is right.
User avatar #232 to #212 - towelietokes (11/27/2012) [-]
you clever bastard
#179 - xxlopikedxx (11/26/2012) [-]
Silly goose! Those shoes won't fit your feet!
Silly goose! Those shoes won't fit your feet!
User avatar #7 - icefried (11/26/2012) [-]
For sale:
Dry martini. Shaken,
not stirred.
#121 - boxdweller ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
#12 - lockedilock (11/26/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #31 - morningwoodstock (11/26/2012) [-]
Baby sale:

Never worn
For shoes
User avatar #33 to #31 - gardenmanly ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
Worn Shoes Sale: Never for Baby
User avatar #40 to #33 - bitchplzzz (11/26/2012) [-]
Shoes worn:
sale for baby
never
#56 to #40 - anon (11/26/2012) [-]
Never sale baby for worn shoes
#150 - ienjoybeefjerky (11/26/2012) [-]
I feel..
User avatar #163 - technosauce **User deleted account** (11/26/2012) [-]
Someone explain this?
User avatar #166 to #163 - deadrifler (11/26/2012) [-]
Hemingway's wife had a miscarriage.
User avatar #168 to #166 - technosauce **User deleted account** (11/26/2012) [-]
Ah ok.
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#72 - rocknipples (11/26/2012) [-]
I don't get it...
Can someone please explain it to me?
#73 to #72 - robotcomander ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
the baby died before birth, or before it could wear the shoes
User avatar #83 to #73 - grogabusk (11/26/2012) [-]
Actually, it's obviously never stated that the baby died, but most people tend to immediately assume the worst and say that the baby must have died. We're pretty morbid in that way.

The beauty of this story is that it's completely unclear why the baby shoes were never worn. Was the baby given up for adoption, was it aborted, was it miscarried, did they simply not fit or were they the wrong color for whatever gender the baby was (as if color really needs to be associated with gender anyways).

Point being, there's a lot more to this story than the baby dying. The whole point of it is to make you think, and whatever you think is what really makes up the story.
#90 to #83 - robotcomander ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
so... i'm right either way, correct?
User avatar #102 to #90 - grogabusk (11/26/2012) [-]
Yes and no. It's however you interrupt the story. Someone could say that the shoes were just too small for the baby and therefore couldn't ever be worn and they would be correct. Was just telling you that there are actually plenty of possibilities as to what happened to the story, it's just that most people, like you, immediately assume death.

This is the ******* Schrodinger's Cat of literature.
User avatar #75 to #72 - ninjahswagg ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
The story is Baby shoes: For sale, never worn. It is implying that someone had a child but they died, so they are selling the baby clothes they bought for the child.
User avatar #77 to #72 - whovianofawesome (11/26/2012) [-]
It means that in 10 words, Ernest Hemingway told a story of a couple or a mother that is selling a pair of baby shoes that she bought for her unborn child, but she probably miscarried or it was stillborn.
User avatar #78 to #77 - rocknipples (11/26/2012) [-]
Thanks guys.
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