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Monday, November 24, 2008

Shortest short story

On a bet, Hemingway once presented his friends with a six word short story:

"For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn."

l can beat that by half:

"Hospital food sucks."

[posted from my cell phone]

Posted by David Bogner on November 24, 2008 | Permalink


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Refua Shleima to whomever needs it...

Posted by: Safranit | Nov 24, 2008 10:54:53 AM

Stories like this are fraught with tension and pathos, and create much anxiety in the heart of the loving reader. Will there be a sequel, that fills in some of the details, she asked? Staying tuned for more.

Posted by: rutimizrachi | Nov 24, 2008 11:05:37 AM

ummmm...Zahava??!!??? David !!! Someone please update now.
Not funny.

Posted by: Carol Feldman | Nov 24, 2008 11:19:34 AM

Hope your hospital visit was only for good things.

But I can say that I've always enjoyed the food at Ein Karem...

Posted by: Dave (Balashon) | Nov 24, 2008 11:31:28 AM

Hope you're all OK.

I assume you haven't experienced the London Hospital Kosher Meals Service extravaganza.

Posted by: chairwoman | Nov 24, 2008 2:32:06 PM

Here's one you've probably heard. A fellow wrote to Rudyard Kipling, "I've heard that you are paid $5 a word. Here's $5 - write me a word." Kipling wrote him back the following word: "Thanks!"

Refuah shelema!

Posted by: psachya | Nov 24, 2008 5:34:34 PM

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