Emojis Are Worth a Thousand Words

See seven of the weirdest (in a good way!) responses to last week’s prompt.


Edward Hopper once said (according to the Internet, so at this point, who knows), “If you could say it in words, there’d be no reason to paint.” The modern version: if you could say it in words, there’d be no reason to Emoji. Is this not precisely why we send the cry-laughing face when we don’t know how else to communicate, “That was sort of funny but I have no real response to send back to you, ‘LOL’ seemes too rude and mostly, I am ready to end this conversation now”?

Yes, it is.

Which is why last week’s Writers Club Prompt asked you to tell your story in Emojis. Sometimes a 500 word limit just doesn’t cut it. Scroll through this week’s chosen submissions above and if you want to comment below, you now know we accept all forms of media.

Authors of emoji stories in order of slideshow: Cortne Morgan, Tara Kun, Ana Tellez, Lily Blake-Shepherd, Lindsay Chatham, Adardame, and Alayna Chabot

Feature collage by Elizabeth Tamkin


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  • Natella Klycheva

    I was extremely annoyed, when last week my coworkers ,all in their mid twenties, (except for me 23, and few others) were excited about new emojis. I just wish people didnt care that much about stupid little caricatures. If one cant put it in words, maybe one should just keep quiet

    • Sevilla Maxine

      I have earned 72,000 dollars so far this year working with my computer and I am a full time student . I am using an online work opportunity I heard about and I have made such great cash . It is really very friendly to all its users and I am just so happy that I found out about it …………


  • Whoo! That’s my true story right there.

    Maybe once a week.


  • THESE WERE SO WEIRD. in a good way *APPLAUSE*

  • Will emojis start to replace more and more words until people write more in emojis than words? http://www.EllenVicius.com/bags.

  • Jamie Leland

    Loving emoji Hemmingway.

  • BK

    oh my GOD the ratdog story needs a Pulitzer