Ernest Hemingway once made a bet with some writer friends of his that he could craft a complete story using only six words. He wrote: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." For a while this was considered the saddest, shortest story ever written.
It looks like that is all about to change. Always competitive, Twitter has decided to write sad stories in three words. Unsurprisingly, some of it is truly tragic and soul crushing.
For the record, my submission is: "Take that, Ernest!"
But you should totally check out the 25 saddest stories shared on Twitter below, all of which we think Mr. Hemingway himself would be pretty darn proud of.