The Human Comedy

Six-Word Stories

by Sherman Alexie
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I teach high school creative writing and love to use the six-word short story. Mr. Alexie's are true to form--evocative of both his own personal style and that of the six-word story format itself.

Sherman Alexie is a superb story writer.

Alexie is fantastic, and I adore his writing.

Backstage pass. You write. I read.

Besides being a superb writer, Sherman Alexie is a funny stand-up comedian and so accessible. A great talent and true gentleman.

Tell us another story, Sherman Alexie.

These are good. No other adjectives or adverbs are needed.

The last six-word story says it all.

One man, sees all and tells!
I am impressed!