Friday, September 12, 2008

Yes, it's been done before...

...but, oh, is it good.

Hemingway started it. Write a story in six words. His was:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Then I found this article when looking for science fiction short stories (any suggestions on some good ones would be welcome!). It showcases some great 6-word stories:

Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.
- Joss Whedon

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
- Margaret Atwood

It’s behind you! Hurry before it
- Rockne S. O’Bannon

The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
- Orson Scott Card

TIME MACHINE REACHES FUTURE!!! … nobody there …
- Harry Harrison

Epitaph: He shouldn't have fed it.
- Brian Herbert

He read his obituary with confusion.
- Steven Meretzky
Dare I add one? I daren't.

(pun!intended!)

OK, for serious, I'll share mine if you share yours:
Epic battle. Both die. Vultures win.

7 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

I'm thinking.
But I should be writing.

Ok, there's probably something there.

Save the world? Seriously? Not again.

But this is fun!

beth said...

Oo! I like that one!! :)

keri mikulski :) said...

What a fun concept.

Hmm.. :) I'll be back.

Heather Zundel said...

I love this, and I am so glad you found this link. There are so many famous authors on here. I'm really trying not to do this so I can get some work done, but it is - just - so - tempting. . .

(pj hoover, yours is absolutely hilarious. I think it is one of my favorites I've read).

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks!

Angela said...

great idea!

But I'm out of brainpower.

I also love PJs!

beth said...

Yup, I think PJ's is definitely the winner! :)