Monday, October 30, 2006

An SF Story Told In Six Words? Yep!

Meant to post this sooner: Forgot.

Chris posted it before me. Drats.

It's tough keeping to six words!

Josh Whedon's may be my fave.

Speculative stories in just SIX WORDS:

Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
- Eileen Gunn

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

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

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

We kissed. She melted. Mop please!
- James Patrick Kelly

1940: Young Hitler! Such a cantor!
- Michael Moorcock

Lie detector eyeglasses perfected: Civilization collapses.
- Richard Powers

I’m dead. I’ve missed you. Kiss … ?
- Neil Gaiman

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

Husband, transgenic mistress; wife: “You cow!”
- Paul Di Filippo

Tick tock tick tock tick tick.
- Neal Stephenson

Rapture postponed. Ark demanded! Which one?
- David Brin

Dinosaurs return. Want their oil back.
- David Brin

(And one just for Valerie Comer)

Starlet sex scandal. Giant squid involved.
- Margaret Atwood

Find the whole wacky gallery here.

Here's one of mine, a fantasy:

She loved trees. One married her.

Here's another, a science fiction:

Aliens abducted Dee. Finally, a date!

What's your story in six words?


Heather said...

my favs? Alan Moore's and Orson Scott Card's

Elliot said...

Outside? A blizzard. Inside? Invincible summer!

How's that for a six-word story?

Mirtika said...

Invincible Summer. That sounds like a novel title!