A recent Wired article features a bunch of 6-word stories in the spirit of Hemingway’s famous: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. The writers of these stories are well-known writers and the like, and they range from serious to funny to stupid, to lazy. It’s a great read. Contributors include Robert Jordan, Neil Gaiman, Kevin Smith, Josh Whedon, and many more. A few of my favorites are copied below.
Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time
- Alan Moore
The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
- Orson Scott Card
To save humankind he died again.
- Ben Bova
Batman Sues Batsignal: Demands Trademark Royalties.
- Cory Doctorow
Metrosexuals notwithstanding, quiche still lacks something.
- David Brin
Of course the message board where I originally saw this suggested that I give it a try. I came up with two.
Internet...addicted. Lost job, wife, sanity.
And because the first is way too serious...
Pee burns. Can't remember. Drunk. Female?