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The World’s Shortest Story

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

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The famous American writer, Ernest Hemingway is credited to have written the world’s shortest story. His heart-rending story has just six words:

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- Ernest Hemingway

When I read this story — about a decade back— my eyes became moist as I could feel the pain in the story. It was profound.

Well, I am no Ernest Hemingway, but I too have a short story; maybe not as heart-rending as his shortest story. My story has just three words. And the story is incomplete, as I intended it to be; but nevertheless, a story…... depicting the incompleteness of a solitary life.

Abandoned; once again.

-Bhaskar Saikia

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