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 the brevity... and the tragedy.
Try it again
Quickly! Kill more pigs!
Football wouldn't cancel on me like this
This is why I will never understand the appeal of baseball. Rain or shine!
I still can't get over this
Is there anything else on?
Who could have seen this ending coming?
See, I can tell a sad story in only two words: Trump won.
Read it to me again
It just won't stop
This isn't a sad story, this is a nightmare.
It is more funny than sad
Please keep your opinions to yourself
I didn't even get seconds...
Get a job! Oh, that's part of the problem? Nevermind.
This one seems like cheating tbh.
I think we all should at this point
Why doesn't anyone call anymore
Because "new phone who dis" is one word too long.
Don't even joke about that
I always do!
Time to bail!
Who? Me? Never!
It wasn't my fault!
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