Monday, July 15, 2024

Six-Word Stories

sixwords8.jpgHere’s a neat idea from Wired Magazine

Very Short Stories

33 writers. 5 designers. 6-word science fiction.

From the November issue of Wired Magazine

We’ll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) and is said to have called it his best work. So we asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves.

Dozens of our favorite auteurs put their words to paper, and five master graphic designers took them to the drawing board. Sure, Arthur C. Clarke refused to trim his (“God said, ‘Cancel Program GENESIS.’ The universe ceased to exist.”), but the rest are concise masterpieces.

For the complete text, including stories that didn’t appear in the print magazine, go here.

To learn more about these writers, click here