Flash fiction: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. Did Ernest Hemingway write these famous six words?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 31 20:59:04 UTC 2013

David Haglund of Slate just published an excellent article about a
famous flash fiction story credited to Ernest Hemingway: For sale:
baby shoes, never worn. The article is based on a recently posted
entry at the Quote Investigator website, and Haglund kindly praises
the QI website.

Title: Did Hemingway Really Write His Famous Six-Word Story?
Author: David Haglund
Posted: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at 12:58 PM ET
Website: Slate



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read the Slate article that would be great because it would show there
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The most recent post on the QI website is about a fashionable slogan
of self-destruction. Back in April 2012 members of the ADS list helped
me explore this topic especially Victor Steinbok. Thanks!

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