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For sale: Life Story. Never worn.

by pannonica on May 19, 2009   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Seemed like a nice idea to riff on the Hemingway story that supposedly inspired the series ("For sale: baby shoes. Never worn."). I considered some variations but didn't want to inundate the site with similar stories. Here are some of the others:

For sale: short story, never read.
For sale: life story, never read.
For sale: life story, never written.
For sale: short story, six words.
For sale: life story, never lived.


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