Six Word Stories

A couple of years ago I started a 365 photography project — a goal, really, of posting one photo a day — and failed miserably. I don’t even think I made it through January.

Although the project wasn’t a success, I came away with the idea to combine my love of the written word with my passion for photography using Ernest Hemingway as my inspiration. It is said that Mr. Hemingway composed a six word story to win a bet (although Snopes figures this legend is undetermined).

It read:

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Pretty powerful stuff in six little words, no matter who wrote it.

And so, I bring to you the first installment of my version of the six word story: when six words combine with a photograph to create an even richer narrative. Look for the six word story in the photo caption below.


Come back. My ears need flapping.
–As seen at Stinson Beach