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Very Short Stories

Wired asked a bunch of genre writers to come up with a story of exactly 6 words. Here is a sampling:

  • Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer? (Eileen Gunn)
  • Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so. (Joss Whedon)
  • Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth. (Vernor Vinge)
  • We went solar; sun went nova. (Ken MacLeod)
  • Don’t marry her. Buy a house. (Stephen R. Donaldson)
  • TIME MACHINE REACHES FUTURE!!! …nobody there… (Harry Harrison)
  • whorl. Help! I’m caught in a time (Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel)
About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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