For Brevity, Does This Top Hemingway’s Six-Word Story? If you're going to drive a car, why not add some style to it? (ps. owner unknown) Dear Son, I’m upping the ante on Hemingway’s shortest “Baby Shoes” story with: He lived, before he died. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.