Some of the most compelling stories can be told in just a few words. Take for example the urban myth [it may be true] that Ernest Hemingway wrote what is one of the greatest of all:
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Six words. Yet what a story they contain. Why? Who? When? As your imagination engages, a universe of possibilities starts to spin into focus. A novel can be written from those six words. Yet far better to enjoy the moment succinctly.
My message: Be simple in your storytelling.