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Writing Exercise 3 – Ten Word Short Story

Penny Arcade (link warning: naughty words) devised a really cute contest (that I missed, unfortunately) by asking readers to send in a 10 word story about World of Warcraft. It’s a variant of the famous 6 word story by Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Personally, I liked some of the runners up best, but it’s subjective. My favorite, though, is probably the Saurfang entry.

If I had to sum up the entire game in ten words, I’d probably do it like this: To rise, fight, and die again–we of Azeroth, immortal.

Here’s my homage to Hemingway: For sale: Feet of the Lynx with enchant, never worn.

Now you try. It doesn’t have to be about Warcraft, of course. Choose any topic that inspires you and write your ten word story. Share if you like!