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“Ernest Hemingway once won a bet by crafting a six-word short story, that can make people cry. Here it is.”
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The magical power of words is amazing. And this is one of the best evidences of how writing can move us in unexpected ways. Even with only six words arranged in a simple manner, Hemingway was able to tear through readers’ hearts and manage to unleash such strong and drastic emotions.
You might say that I am overreacting seeing as I haven’t yet experienced the heart-wrenching grief of a mother who lost a child. Nevertheless, these words still struck me with as much same intensity. I really admire people who have this talent of crafting and stringing together words that would make such great impact on every person.