Really short stories

Could you write a short story in just six words? Hemingway did it with “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Wired magazine challenged some of the best science fiction, horror and fantasy writers of our time and they’ve come put with amusingly clever prose. Here are some of my favourites:

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
Margaret Atwood

Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth.
Vernor Vinge

We went solar; sun went nova. –
Ken MacLeod

TIME MACHINE REACHES FUTURE!!! … nobody there …
Harry Harrison

And here’s my own very short story, which I hope would not be mankind’s story in the future.

Climate change conspiracy theories wrong. Help!

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Published in: on November 16, 2006 at 12:20 pm  Comments (1)  

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. Very very interesting and intelligent. A few words but a lot of possibilities and meanings surrounding them. I’d like to try it in the future. :)>-


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