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Six Word Cliffs Notes

Salon’s Table Talk discussion group goes wild with a Six words to great lit’rature thread. Here are a few of my favorites:

The times were good. Also bad.
A Tale of Two Cities

Man Sleeps with Mother. Gouging Ensues.
Oedipus the King

Woman Sleeps with Preacher. Branding Ensues.
The Scarlet Letter

Hell, Purgatory, Heaven and sweet Beatrice.
The Divine Comedy

Vile man pities self, hates world.
A Confederacy of Dunces

Nothing happens. Then nothing happens again.
Waiting for Godot

You too can play. Submit your six words at Table Talk or leave them as a comment here.

Comments

  • kathi
    May 29, 2008

    hairy ass kisses the fairy queen

    (a midsummer night’s dream)

  • MeGo (Melissa Gould)
    May 30, 2008

    White boy, funny name, black friend.
    Huckleberry Finn

  • MeGo (Melissa Gould)
    May 30, 2008

    Many French words, some about cake.
    À la recherche du temps perdu

  • Lionel Ancelet
    June 1, 2008

    Under the age, riding old sage.
    (Lolita)

  • Evelyn
    June 1, 2008

    Whale eats man’s leg. Stalking ensues.

  • Evelyn
    June 1, 2008

    Two men. A woman. Civil War.

  • Evelyn
    June 1, 2008

    Stayed in bed. Kept a journal.

  • yvonne
    June 3, 2008

    Remarkable strength. Not a pushover. Willpower.
    INVICTUS

    Takes his punches. Walks away humbly.
    INVICTUS

    Someone whos knows who he is.
    INVICTUS

    NO matter what happens, I decided.
    INVICTUS

  • Yen
    June 4, 2008

    Man learns lessons while seeking God.

    “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” by John Bunyan

  • sean
    June 11, 2008

    Man versus nature. Nature wins. –Moby Dick

  • sean
    June 11, 2008

    War ain’t good. So it goes. — Slaughterhouse Five

  • Nikki
    June 17, 2008

    Three pages plot. Rest is sex.
    -Voyeur

  • ali
    June 17, 2008

    Short people obsessed with shiny jewlery.
    – Lord of the Rings

  • Poppy Juliet Bourne
    June 18, 2008

    Gibberish. Gibberish. Gibberish. Gibberish. The End.
    (The Sound and the Fury)

  • Olivia
    June 18, 2008

    Bitterness is like cancer; eats host.

  • Olivia
    June 18, 2008

    Nearer the dawn, darker the night.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Perseus
    June 19, 2008

    Gibberish. Wait, making sense now. Brilliant!
    The Sound and the Fury

  • Peeps
    June 23, 2008

    Eats biscuit, remembers to write memoirs.

    In Search of Lost Time – Proust

  • Peeps
    June 23, 2008

    Shipwrecked boy invents zippers for trousers

    Lord of the Flies

  • Peeps
    June 23, 2008

    Visonary author invents TV reality show

    1984

  • Poppy Juliet Bourne
    June 27, 2008

    Hit thirty. Lost the plot completely.
    Bridget Jones’s Diary

  • Kate West
    July 5, 2008

    Pulled sword, became king, betrayed. Legend.
    THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING

  • Kate West
    July 5, 2008

    Played God, made man, learned lesson.
    FRANKENSTEIN

  • Poppy Juliet Bourne
    July 8, 2008

    More sex than teenage boy’s daydreams.
    (Earth’s Children Series)

  • Acerebel
    July 11, 2008

    Murdered father. Horny mother. Suicidal son?
    (Hamlet)

  • kara bernatowicz
    July 20, 2008

    love, hot-tubs, fauns, pomegranates, Mardi Gras!

    -Jitterbug Perfume

  • kara bernatowicz
    July 20, 2008

    role models, references for drug use

    -sisters of the extreme

  • kara bernatowicz
    July 20, 2008

    gambling, “broads”, fishnet stockings, children’s book

    -French Kitty in – Las Vegas Pair-a-Dice

  • kara bernatowicz
    July 20, 2008

    The unbearable labour of reading, zzzzzzzz

    -The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • Elaine S.
    November 6, 2008

    Teen love. Faked death. Real suicide.
    (Romeo and Juliet)

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