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Six Word stories

Came across this via slashdot: six word short stories by 38 genre writers and game designers. The idea originated from a story by Hemingway:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
and generated real winners by Joss Whedon:
Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.
Margaret Atwood:
Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
Orson Scott Card:
The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
Neal Stephenson:
Tick tock tick tock tick tick.
and good entries by Gregory Benford:
WORLD'S END. Sic transit gloria Monday.
Graeme Gibson:
Three to Iraq. One came back.
David Brin:
Metrosexuals notwithstanding, quiche still lacks something.
Ken Macleod:
Will this do (lazy writer asked)?
Steven Meretzky:
Leia: "Baby's yours." Luke: "Bad news…"

Amazing that six words can be hysterical (eg Whedon, Atwood), disturbing (Card, Stephenson) or tragic (Hemingway, Gibson).

Also fascinating how the clever story by Alan Moore:

Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time
used exactly the same plot and device as Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel's:
whorl. Help! I'm caught in a time
(You need two people to write six words??)

Anyway, thought I'd have a go:

God: "Let there be light. Again."
The unicorns saw Noah's ark depart.
PATRIOT Act: Act patriotically. Or else.
Time is like a river. Drown.
He remembered his birth ... after dying.

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