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.”