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I recently read about an challenge that was issued to Ernest Hemingway. He was asked to write a complete story with only 6 words. He wrote "For Sale: baby shoes, never used" I thought this might be a fun exercise to try here!

I was thinking of a magician themed one. " ultimate trick, causes audience to vanish"

I'd love to read what everyone can come up with.
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I've never been good at these types of things. But just looking at the first example, think of the emotion those six words evoke.

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That is exactly why I thought this would be an interesting experiment. It demonstrates the power of words to evoke emotions.
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How about... "Step Right Up! Blow Your Mind!!!"
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Leave me alone. I hate magic.

That's how it's done! Innocence lost....

Miracles for sale. Can't cure cancer.
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On 2010-09-25 12:45, Brad Burt wrote:
Miracles for sale. Can't cure cancer.


Don't know why, but this is funny to me.

Say, how about the old telegraph joke?

"Anacin hospital adamant bitter asinine places!"
...what if I could read your mind?

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Or from the first Iraq war, this ad:

"Iraqi rifle. Never fired. Dropped once."
...what if I could read your mind?

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I'm dreaming. I'm awake. I'm dead.
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It was there then it wasn't.
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Socrates last words: "I drank WHAT?!?"
...what if I could read your mind?

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Lol DW that's great!

how about "Dearly beloved, gone but not forgo.."
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On 2010-09-26 14:11, DWRackley wrote:
Socrates last words: "I drank WHAT?!?"


DW: That is incredibly funny, nearly fell of my chair laughing!
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It's all done. The surgery failed.
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" ultimate trick, causes audience to vanish"


I saw that guy ....
"Wait!! Pick _another_ card!!"

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On 2010-09-27 06:23, MagicMitch wrote:
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On 2010-09-26 14:11, DWRackley wrote:
Socrates last words: "I drank WHAT?!?"


DW: That is incredibly funny, nearly fell of my chair laughing!


Wish it was mine! I just rephrased something said by Val Kilmer's character in the movie "Real Genius". Still very funny Smile
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Don't forget the great palindrome used in an ad campaign.

"A man, a plan, a canal, Panama"

(read both ways)
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst



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Just spotted this (but it's more than 6 words...)

Spoken by General John Sedgwick, Union Commander, d. 1864, killed in battle during US Civil War.

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..."
...what if I could read your mind?

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