Six-Word Short Stories

October 25, 2006

In the spirit of Hemingway’s famous short-short (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”), Wired Magazine has commissioned six-word “stories” from some of today’s best science fiction authors. Read the whole collection here. Not all of the submissions exhibit the same kind of completeness and narrative economy as the Hemingway example, but here are a couple that come close:

Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time
Alan Moore

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
Margaret Atwood (Wired)

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