6-word story

The Cycle of Life

– Does he already know?

– Nobody knows.


I chose this format because I believe it makes the story much more open to imagination than any other format.  In fact, I decided to use a dialogue because of the same reason: I believe the representation of a conversation would result on endless possibilities depending on the reader’s imagination.

For instance, it’s pretty obvious that the dialogue is about an important event, but it’s not obvious if it’s is positive or negative. It could actually be about either death, illness or even a new life.  Moreover, he could be a father, a lover, a son, or just a friend.

Finally, the reader doesn’t know who is talking to who (gender, age, relation between them, etc), and I believe that adds a very important layer of “openness” to the story.


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