Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The saddest & shortest story I've ever read

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

by Ernest Hemingway 


  1. When I was back in school three years ago, one of our teachers used this as an example... I don't remember what it was for, but I still remember how sad it made me instantly.

    1. Dear Elaine, thank you for your comment. I attended Zoom class about digital marketing. Our teacher used this story to explain us, how important it is that we know how to put feelings into an extremely short story.
      Yes, the story made me sad as well. All other participants thought of a child who died. I thought (but not commented anything, it is too personal) of our children who were never born.

  2. Yes, I've seen this before. It says so much in so little. And yes, it is devastating.