It is said that the shortest story ever told was written by the then young Ernest Hemingway, who said he could write a complete story in only six words!
His colleagues disagreed, and each bet $10 against the claim.
Hemingway wrote down the words on a napkin and passed it around.
Everyone agreed that he won the bet.
Here is the shortest story ever told :
“For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.”