Six-Word Stories

CHARISSA ILUORE

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Photo by Mac Schumer, “Gel Reflections.”

Since Ernest Hemingway’s famous one (“for sale: baby shoes, never worn”), six-word stories have captured the essence of brevity. This month, Brevia explores the world of research through the lens of these condensed narratives.

  1. Discovery: (noun)
    curiosity’s fruit
    tenacity’s reward

  1. Printer features:
    color scanning
    organ production

  1. Quad amputee:
    double transplant
    single miracle

  1. Research: (verb)
    chasing shadows
    seeking light

  1. Major drug
    side effect:
    major profits

Stories by Charissa Iluore. Charissa is the Brevia Features editor, and can be reached at ciluore@college.harvard.edu.

Introduction by Jessi Glueck. Jessi is the Brevia managing editor, and can be reached at jessicaglueck@college.harvard.edu.