Either our attention spans have atrophied terribly or writers have become extraordinarily efficient. This article from the Houston Chronicle, February 9, 2008 describes their challenge to readers inspired by the very same challenge given to Ernest Hemingway: write a novel in six words. He did.
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Here are a few more examples from the Chronicle:
Found true love, married someone else. — Bjorn Stromberg
Fifteen years since last professional haircut. — Dave Eggers
One tooth, one cavity, life’s cruel. — John Bettencourt
Feel free to add your novel in the comment section below.