It is said that the shortest story ever told was
written by the then young Ernest Hemingway,
who said he could write a complete story in
only six words!
His colleagues disagreed,
and each bet $10 against the claim.
Hemingway wrote down the words on a napkin
and passed it around.
Everyone agreed that he won the bet.
Here is the shortest story ever told:
For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.