A TWITTER account dedicated to Irish literary news asked its followers to get creative-- and in true Irish fashion, people didn't disappoint.
The Irish Literary Times (@IrishLitTimes) had a simple request for fans of the account: Write your own classic Irish short story in just six words. No more, no less.
And it wasn't a problem for the hundreds of creative Irish people who immediately got on board-- including Ireland's favourite musician (No,not Bono-- never Bono) Hozier.
The account made the request on Sunday September 1st, but the trend seems to be growing in popularity and shows no sign of slowing down-- in fact, two days later the six word stories seem to be flooding in faster and more creative than ever.
Get settled in with a cup of tea (Barry's or Lyons'), because here are some of the best classic 6 word Irish stories.
Some were sombre; Ireland's dark shame.
Bury it. Tell nobody. Yes, Father.
— Michael Heaney (@benchwhistlerMD) September 1, 2019
She had to take the boat!
— Patricia Scanlan (@patriciascanl18) September 1, 2019
796 small bodies in mass grave#classic6wordirishshortstory
— Gill Ryan (@Gill_ie) September 1, 2019
Some related to Ireland's modern troubles.
Brexiteers shot themselves in Ireland’s foot
— Gavin Duffy (@GavinDuffy) September 1, 2019
— Dr Thomas Clements (@Thomas_Clements) September 3, 2019
Some were lighthearted; a balancing act.
Her landmarks were churches. Mine, pubs. #Classic6wordIrishShortStory
— Kevin Marks (@kevinmarks) August 31, 2019
Then he roared “sorry me hole!”#classic6wordIrishshortstory
— Daithí de Paor (@DaithidePaor14) September 1, 2019
Summer. And it was raining. Again.
— Claire Allan (@ClaireAllan) September 1, 2019
Lads, the potatoes are fuckin banjaxxed #classic6wordIrishshortstory
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) September 1, 2019
Ahhhh sure fuck it we’re grand #classic6wordIrishshortstory
— Kerri ní Dochartaigh (@kerri_ni) September 1, 2019
You'll catch your death in that. https://t.co/6NLRZlWRQe
— Lucy O’Shea🌸 (@lucyoshea) September 3, 2019
Some encompasssed Ireland as a whole
We were Barry's. Her house, Lyons.
— Hozier (@Hozier) September 1, 2019
Will I put on the kettle?
— Deirdre Byrnes (@DeirdreByrnes2) September 1, 2019
Generation of young reared for export#classic6wordIrishshortstory
— marc de faoite (@marcdefaoite) September 1, 2019
— Julie Mullaney (@JulieMullaney3) September 3, 2019
Picking blackberries on quiet country roads.
— OrchardsNearMe (@orchardsnearme) September 2, 2019
Unhappy marriage maintained “for the kids.” #classic6wordirishshortstory
— Same as it Emma was (@theactualemma) September 1, 2019
What's more Irish than Father Ted?
That would be an ecumenical matter #classic6wordIrishshortstory
— Heidi Murphy (@HeidiNiMhurchu) September 1, 2019
Cowboys Ted a bunch of cowboys #classic6wordIrishshortstory
— head hair dalkey (@shaunahair) September 1, 2019
Then of course there's the immersion...
"Did you turn the immersion off?"
— Daniel Ó Coileáin (@DanielCollins85) September 1, 2019
Cause of death? Immersion left on.
— Enda Lynch. (@austinstacksabu) September 1, 2019
Too late, he remembered the immersion. #classic6wordIrishshortstory
— Gerry 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@unlaoised) September 1, 2019
It's hard to write when restricted.
Can you think of any yourself?
Comment your own six word story.
(As long as it's classic/Irish.)
It's hard to stop once started.
(Just a fair warning, you know.)