Think of this post as a mash-up of norbizness (happily ruining movies for the rest of us since 2004) and Scott Eric Kaufman (riffing on Wired's six-word stories by sf writers). Inspired by what has to be SEK's summary of "Roger Malvin's Burial"--"The hunter squeezes. His son falls."--I present the following spoilers of well-known Hawthorne novels and tales. Have fun IDing them in the comments.
Walk in woods: no good end.
He loved her? WTF?!
Don't touch the girl! She's poison!
She learned to love the letter.
Their marriage ends families' feud--hopefully.
Obsessed scientist purifies wife, killing her.
Hawthorne was such a hopeless romantic (that is, in the romance sense--and not the medieval one), wasn't he? Feel free to add your own in comments, including improvements on these!
Oh, and if you write them yourself, why not submit your best to SJ Rozan's Six Word Stories blog?