Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Six-word SF stories.

This Wired article, (via BoingBoing) features short stories by dozens of well-known science-fiction and fantasy authors. Very short stories. Six words long, to be precise. Here are a few of my favorites:
Vacuum collision. Orbits diverge. Farewell, love.
- David Brin

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

With bloody hands, I say good-bye.
- Frank Miller

It cost too much, staying human.
- Bruce Sterling

It’s behind you! Hurry before it
- Rockne S. O’Bannon

The Axis in WWII: haiku! Gesundheit.
- Howard Waldrop

God to Earth: “Cry more, noobs!”
- Marc Laidlaw
We would not dare claim to be writers of the same calibre as those above, but this challenge is too enticing to pass up. Here, therefore, are our humble offerings:
Identity diverged into multiple snarky fragments.
- My Alter Ego

Giant mutant cockroaches liveblogged the apocalypse.
- Giant Mutant Cockroach
Why not give it a try yourself?

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