Six-Word Stories

October 23rd, 2006

Hemingway wrote a classic 6-word story, supposedly on a bet: “For sale: baby shoes, never used.” (In my book, just one supershort story tops that: Julius Caesar’s classic “Veni, vidi, vici.”)

Flickr’s Caterina Fake sent out a call for new 6-word stories. What fun! I threw these into the mix:

  • This Kool Aid tastes like cyanide.
  • America goes the way of Rome.
  • Sting ray fells hunter of crocs.
  • I’m sorry, that lump is cancer.
  • Boy meets girl. Girl sautees boy.

4 Responses to “Six-Word Stories”

  1. comment number 1 by: sean

    Now the meme’s in Wired too..

    My favorites there:

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

    “Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth.” – Vernor Vinge

  2. comment number 2 by: Terry Karney

    “Jesus wept.”

  3. comment number 3 by: goblinbox

    “Sautees boy”!!! OMFG, I just snorted tea all over my laptop. You’re not supposed to get these things wet, right?

  4. comment number 4 by: ed

    Years ago when I was employed in the tourist trade, we guides used to do something similar, sit around exchanging the joke punchlines-

    “Dumbass, the potato goes in front.”