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Title: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 12 Feb 2009, 15:48
Ernest Hemingway once bet his colleagues that he could write a complete story in just six words. He won with the story: "For sale: Baby shoes, Never worn."  In 2006, wired magazine ran a contest inspired by Hemingway's short short story.  It featured 33 authors, many were sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers.  The results can be seen here. (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html) 

My personal favorite from the ones listed:
Quote from: Steven Meretzky
Leia: "Baby's yours." Luke: "Bad news…"

I was wondering what sort of short stories the QC forums could come up with using this model.  The rules are that you can write anything you want, as long as it is exactly six words long.

My short short story:
"Haha!  Your cup contained the poiso-..."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: supersheep on 12 Feb 2009, 15:55
Above us, the stars went out.

(Not very original, I know. Also, those six words of Hemingway's are probably the best thing ever written in the English language.)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: clockworkjames on 12 Feb 2009, 15:57
"Well" he said, "I regret nothing"

Amidoinitrite?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 12 Feb 2009, 16:02
"Shut up mother fucker!" said Oedipus.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: pwhodges on 12 Feb 2009, 16:07
Dog
Cat
Road
Scream
Car

Puppy
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 12 Feb 2009, 16:09
also

I majored in English...need food!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: the_pied_piper on 12 Feb 2009, 16:10
Time to switch on the LHC.

[Its already been said but nobody is going to beat Hemingway, that is such an excellent piece of literature for only six words.]
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: KvP on 12 Feb 2009, 16:11
"Oops!" he exclaimed as he wiped up the mess.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Feb 2009, 16:12
"Why'd you stop?!"

"Uhh....it broke."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SirJuggles on 12 Feb 2009, 16:14
So we're following the Wired rules of only six words? Might wanna make that a little more clear.

Above us, the angels started falling.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: est on 12 Feb 2009, 16:15
"Indians!" he said, clutching the arrow.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Jace on 12 Feb 2009, 16:39
I knew her, so I thought.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 12 Feb 2009, 16:40
He didn't stop until he died.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 12 Feb 2009, 16:41
"Is it in yet?", "already finished."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Gilead on 12 Feb 2009, 16:49
"They'd find my body at dawn."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: est on 12 Feb 2009, 16:50
Spurned, she tries to sleep forever.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 12 Feb 2009, 16:51
Now that was a bad choice.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Liz on 12 Feb 2009, 16:53
Long story short, he's a dick.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Eris on 12 Feb 2009, 16:57
But you said you loved me...
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Masterbainter on 12 Feb 2009, 16:58
Edit: Failure to fucking read, I'm an idiot.


Here's my entry:  I joined the QC webcomic forums
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Feb 2009, 17:00
All it said was "You're adopted."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 12 Feb 2009, 17:01
My feet, they smell of feet.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Eris on 12 Feb 2009, 17:03
to steal something from jodie:

"She is God's most fuckable angel"
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Feb 2009, 17:04
The sun rose. Again.



(Yeah, it's less than six words. But that's how I liked it. So there.)

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Thomas Edison on 12 Feb 2009, 17:06
My final joke; there was nothing.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 12 Feb 2009, 17:06
Record
Rewind
Play
Pause
Rewind
Record
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Feb 2009, 17:11
I'll fight* anything!

Uh... except that.



(*switch fight with drink, fuck, ride, smoke, inject, knit etc. for personal preference.)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Feb 2009, 17:12
Turn to page 118.

...

You die.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Gilead on 12 Feb 2009, 17:20
The sun rose. Again.



(Yeah, it's less than six words. But that's how I liked it. So there.)


That reminds me that max payne (the game) has one of the best six word lines.

"The sun rose with practiced bravado."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Thomas Edison on 12 Feb 2009, 17:22
Her touch, it broke me, again.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 12 Feb 2009, 17:27
Suck it Nikolai Tesla!
-Thomas Edison
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Social Bacon on 12 Feb 2009, 18:10
Can I have my sweater back?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Feb 2009, 18:13
Your nanoatomic particle smasheriser? It's fucked.



(In the sci-fi spirit of the originals.)

(Also, this is my Favourite Thread.)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Tom on 12 Feb 2009, 18:24
As it turns out, nothin's gonna change.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 12 Feb 2009, 18:25
No, he said Levitra could help.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 12 Feb 2009, 18:45
"Buried alive, buried alive..." "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!"
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: imapiratearg on 12 Feb 2009, 19:06
I was never really there.

Five words, but whatever.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: mietteissass on 12 Feb 2009, 19:20
Life sucks, then you die.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Slick on 12 Feb 2009, 19:21
That last mile, I forgot you.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: KvP on 12 Feb 2009, 19:32
The bees, they're in my eyes!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Inlander on 12 Feb 2009, 19:52
Still hope while he still breathes.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Feb 2009, 19:53
Turns out the gun was empty
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 12 Feb 2009, 19:57
An empty stomach won't wait forever.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: MrSteevo on 12 Feb 2009, 19:58
Last breath, last chance. Gone.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Liz on 12 Feb 2009, 20:16
She sat at the piano, waiting.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: MrBlu on 12 Feb 2009, 20:32
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Shortest Valentine's Day stoy.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 12 Feb 2009, 20:38
Lightning cut the sky in two.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Feb 2009, 20:41
And now you will die, puppet
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: celticgeek on 12 Feb 2009, 20:50
The solipsist decided to disbelieve existence...
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dazed on 12 Feb 2009, 20:54
God said, "Enough with this shit."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Reed on 12 Feb 2009, 21:05
Then she told me "get checked"
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ummmkay on 12 Feb 2009, 21:33
tears in my eyes, i left
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: phooey on 12 Feb 2009, 21:44
Tripped, fumbled, molten copper meets genital

Edit for shitting up the rules
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Cartilage Head on 12 Feb 2009, 22:17
 Where the fuck did it go?

 EDIT: Miscounted my letters, so I changed it.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Tom on 12 Feb 2009, 23:19
I  kept asking  you to
    open up   to   me
                                             then   one  day you   
                                                              did
                                                                                                    I h aven't   slept  sinc e
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: yelley on 12 Feb 2009, 23:25
he's gone. he took the mattress.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Feb 2009, 23:45
Whelmed, gruntled and altogether alright.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 12 Feb 2009, 23:48
puppies! exclaimed the evil overlord gourmet.

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Tom on 13 Feb 2009, 00:28
I f   I lie d to you,
          w ould you s tay ?


                                                                                                             





                                                                                                                                                                        I lo v e  yo u
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: mooface on 13 Feb 2009, 00:48
he had never been alone before.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SilentJ on 13 Feb 2009, 00:56
Head down, eyes shut.  It's time.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Josefbugman on 13 Feb 2009, 01:35
burn it down, burn it clean.

or

Lightning struck, his wife wept.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 13 Feb 2009, 03:25
This story has no plot whatsoever
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: pen on 13 Feb 2009, 04:32
The puppies found a red ball.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Thomas Edison on 13 Feb 2009, 04:57
Turns out I was right. Damn.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Jace on 13 Feb 2009, 05:11
Fuck... Fuck! Fuck, those fucking fuckers.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: StMonkey on 13 Feb 2009, 05:37
I looked up. We had arrived.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Spluff on 13 Feb 2009, 05:40
Another year passes. I lie awake.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 13 Feb 2009, 05:41
we watched the sun burn out
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Thomas Edison on 13 Feb 2009, 06:58
I'll leave, my hands are bloodied.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 13 Feb 2009, 07:08
he placed the ring on her finger

(fuck you word limit)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Thomas Edison on 13 Feb 2009, 07:19
But the word limit is what makes all these stories, y'know, six word stories?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 13 Feb 2009, 07:25
But the word limit is what makes all these stories, y'know, six word stories?

his creativity will not be leashed
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: GreyGabe on 13 Feb 2009, 07:48
This body, mine. Steel, not flesh.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: celticgeek on 13 Feb 2009, 08:09
This sentence has only six words.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: benji on 13 Feb 2009, 08:12
God arched an aged eyebrow.

"Oops."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 13 Feb 2009, 08:41
I killled him, and everyone else
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 13 Feb 2009, 08:44
she kissed him and said goodbye
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Caleb on 13 Feb 2009, 08:52
We waited.  The sunrise never came.

(Shit this one is actually a lot like a bunch of other people's sunset/sunrise stories.  I did not notice that before I posted.)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: LizziL on 13 Feb 2009, 08:53
Well, damn, looks like we're boned.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Caleb on 13 Feb 2009, 08:55
The pterosaurs stopped moving.  Thank God.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 13 Feb 2009, 09:05
We waited.  The sunrise never came.

(Shit this one is actually a lot like a bunch of other people's sunset/sunrise stories.  I did not notice that before I posted.)

i think that the sun is just so universally applicable when it comes to the human condition that everyone is goddamn lazy

also there's no such thing as originality so you know what just go buck wild
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Noff on 13 Feb 2009, 09:22
We waited.  The sunrise never came.

(Shit this one is actually a lot like a bunch of other people's sunset/sunrise stories.  I did not notice that before I posted.)

i think that the sun is just so universally applicable when it comes to the human condition that everyone is goddamn lazy

also there's no such thing as originality so you know what just go buck wild

Lacking ingenuity, we went buck wild.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: pen on 13 Feb 2009, 09:55
Blog thread should be six words.

(seriously, I'd probably read a lot more of it if it were)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Liz on 13 Feb 2009, 09:58
Well, damn, looks like we've boned.

That is how I read your post. It made me giggle.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 13 Feb 2009, 09:59
please take it outta my ass
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 13 Feb 2009, 10:38
the doctors shook their heads "no"
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 13 Feb 2009, 11:34
Blog thread should be six words.

(seriously, I'd probably read a lot more of it if it were)

Do you mean like:

Bad morning, day, soon sex (yes!).
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 13 Feb 2009, 11:35
Blog thread should be six words.

(seriously, I'd probably read a lot more of it if it were)

Do you mean like:

Bad morning, day, soon sex (yes!).

woke, ate, boozed, fainted, rinse, repeat
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 Feb 2009, 11:42
And then there was only a mattress left

(shush it's 6 words I swear)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 13 Feb 2009, 11:44
haha i like the six word blog idea:



woke, smoked, joked, toked, stoked, broke.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Tom on 13 Feb 2009, 11:49
All I could muster, a single tear.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 13 Feb 2009, 12:05
Met God once.  He seemed busy.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: pen on 13 Feb 2009, 14:18
Blog thread should be six words.

(seriously, I'd probably read a lot more of it if it were)

Do you mean like:

Bad morning, day, soon sex (yes!).

That's exactly what I mean. 
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Feb 2009, 14:27
A bloo bloo bloo bloo bloo!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Slick on 13 Feb 2009, 17:42
What cometh be undone again still.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 13 Feb 2009, 17:47
I like this thread very much
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 13 Feb 2009, 18:08
So grandpa was Hitler all along.

The future sucks so bad.  Dystopia.

Stared at his hands, poop-covered.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 13 Feb 2009, 18:51
A bloo bloo bloo bloo bloo!

weep the weepy weep way, wuss
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 13 Feb 2009, 18:55
She didn't like Mission of Burma.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: squawk on 13 Feb 2009, 19:00
I hate that girl so much.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 13 Feb 2009, 20:04
She didn't like Mission of Burma.
She's not not not your academy.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Feb 2009, 20:12
Christophe owns this thread, you guys.

Rivers edge, she kept on walking.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 13 Feb 2009, 20:39
Didn't know I was that good.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SirJuggles on 13 Feb 2009, 20:46
I think that works both ways...
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: tragic_pizza on 13 Feb 2009, 22:07
"Hey, what's this button do?" "NOOOOOO!"
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: axerton on 14 Feb 2009, 00:44
"It's the children I feel for."

Well, I guess I'm alone now.

"I swear, I will find her!"

My life flashed before my eyes.

"We wont forget him you know."

Can't breath...vision fadeing.... goodbye everyone

No pulse, I'm sorry he's gone


well that was a tad morbid

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Coward on 14 Feb 2009, 01:07
"Don't turn this rape into murder."

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: MrBlu on 14 Feb 2009, 01:19
6 word horrible memes.


"And I Jizzed in my pants."

"So I heard you liek Mudkips."

"HAHAH Disregard that, I suck cocks."



And now, for something completely different. (Hey, that was one too)

"See Spot run. Run, Spot, run."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Josefbugman on 14 Feb 2009, 01:36
smart people win against communists, tripe (Atlas shrugged)

fainting, wet shirt, bodices, love forever (Sense and Sensibility)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SirJuggles on 14 Feb 2009, 01:49
I'm tempted to always post thus.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2009, 01:56
Destruction by consequences of Promethean gift.

Guess which book.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Thomas Edison on 14 Feb 2009, 03:36
The nerd's a wizard. Shit happens.

(Pretty obvious one, really).
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SirJuggles on 14 Feb 2009, 04:18
Superheros? Nahhh, losers. Oh, real one?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: lolwut on 14 Feb 2009, 04:19
why this gotta be a thing?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 14 Feb 2009, 04:54
kids die, blood, stupid guy wins  (Battle Royale)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Gurkburk on 14 Feb 2009, 05:42
"Pants so tight they caused riots"

                             "There are no easy ways out."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Thomas Edison on 14 Feb 2009, 06:13
No longer shall I shag midgets.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 14 Feb 2009, 07:07
Oh fuck, I'm on fire. Fuck.

Our Band Could Be Your Life (guess which book! :-D)

Killed a guy, don't know why. (The Stranger)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 14 Feb 2009, 12:05
Roland's Horn sung out: Dark Tower
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2009, 12:32
I procrastinate but everyone still dies.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dunnoe on 14 Feb 2009, 14:59
poke the egg, and you're fucked.

nobody's listening, why don't you quit?

the writer stopped writing and lived
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 14 Feb 2009, 15:19
Am I depressed, or just hungry?

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2009, 15:23
eaten by vagrants, their rapturous delight.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: data damage on 14 Feb 2009, 15:24
She cheated. I sold her stuff.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SirJuggles on 14 Feb 2009, 17:17
Am I depressed, or just hungry?

I ask myself this fairly frequently.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Slick on 14 Feb 2009, 17:23
Red wine, potato chips, my life?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Yakob on 14 Feb 2009, 17:27
The ship sinks at the end.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Trollstormur on 14 Feb 2009, 17:46
darkness closed in: rape was imminent.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: data damage on 14 Feb 2009, 19:21
Two eggs, over easy. what the....?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 14 Feb 2009, 19:23
They danced then; both were overjoyed.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Lines on 14 Feb 2009, 19:35
Tears of joy she cried, alone.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Slick on 14 Feb 2009, 20:17
I really think the power in the original is that it evoked something so specific and so powerful with so little.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: GreyGabe on 14 Feb 2009, 21:29
You have a point, Slick. But this is too much fun to stop now! So:

He fired his gun. Why me?

She left this world, still smiling.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Slick on 14 Feb 2009, 21:30
Just observing, he said, again misunderstood.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Inlander on 14 Feb 2009, 23:02
the writer stopped writing and lived

Too close to the bone, dammit. Too close to the bone.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2009, 23:14
I want immortality, everything is fleeting.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dunnoe on 14 Feb 2009, 23:15
hee thanks inlander!

The rapper sat down and wrote

Fish dream of an ocean planet

Dog sleeps, eats; dreams of more

The Sun weeps as Earth laughs

The world ends without a bang

Boy bands finally fucking grow up

I see the darkness and smile

snake coils around arm, finally content
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 14 Feb 2009, 23:41
Hollywood: shithole, filled with shitty people. (The Day of The Locust)

Mississippi river trip begets emotional maturation. (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 14 Feb 2009, 23:45
Goddam people are goddam phonies. Goddam. (Catcher in the Rye)

It's all about the fucking leads. (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: squawk on 15 Feb 2009, 00:08
I probably should have kissed her.

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: squawk on 15 Feb 2009, 00:09
Oh wait this isn't the blog thread
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ruyi on 15 Feb 2009, 00:13
I procrastinate but everyone still dies.

shinji from neon genesis evangelion!!!!!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dunnoe on 15 Feb 2009, 00:27
this is shinji in six words, in chronological order

love. hate. sex. confusion. insanity. nirvana?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Eris on 15 Feb 2009, 00:31
"I mustn't run away. I mustn't!"
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 15 Feb 2009, 02:26
Me man.  Me mighty big man. (Frank Miller's entire oeuvre)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 15 Feb 2009, 02:48
Blue dress, red dress, biiiiiig cleavage! (Wheel of time, book 6-10)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: clockworkjames on 15 Feb 2009, 05:37
We fucked, wasn't great, still friends.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 15 Feb 2009, 06:16
"It's Complicated".  Spent day with friends.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Drill King on 15 Feb 2009, 15:43
She waltzed on her counter, disaster.

The envelope dropped, before her body.

Denial always creates destructive societal tendencies.

At Bishop's gate, he unwillingly pinned her.

You have grease on your thighs.

She just got lonely, that's all.

He was the straw that broke.

Weeping, she ignored the body above.

The pencil touched the paper, writing.

Man, everything I want to write.

Is always just one word more.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 15 Feb 2009, 19:50
Liked it, put ring on it.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: phooey on 15 Feb 2009, 20:24
If I liked it, I shoulda
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Lines on 15 Feb 2009, 20:28
Give me my damn shoes, bitches. (Wicked)

Give me my damn ring, son. (LotR)

Give me my damn vampire already. (Twilight)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 15 Feb 2009, 21:49
Fuck Grendel and fuck his momma (Beowulf)
Fuck punctuation, its the goddamn apocalypse. (Cormac McCarthy's The Road)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Feb 2009, 02:23
Even superheroes are dicks, some times. (Watchmen)

You would not believe my life (Forrest Gump)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SirJuggles on 16 Feb 2009, 03:29
Universe is terrible place. Oh well. (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 16 Feb 2009, 08:39
Wedding chapel doubles as funeral home.

Divorced over cold supper and laundry.

Ghosts seeking happiness in underground boxes.

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Jimor on 16 Feb 2009, 09:25
"Is that all you want?"

"No."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Lines on 16 Feb 2009, 13:42
Old people should just kill themselves. (Boomsday)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Inlander on 16 Feb 2009, 13:50
You would not believe mah life (Forrest Gump)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 16 Feb 2009, 17:10
angst angst angst I'm an ass (Catcher in the Rye)

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Iron_Fist on 16 Feb 2009, 17:17
Cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 16 Feb 2009, 17:30
Come with me. To the horizon.


S
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 16 Feb 2009, 17:41
Pooped in a crate.  Sent it.

Got some poop.  What the fuck?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Feb 2009, 02:13
Cut a hole in the box
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 17 Feb 2009, 09:29
Cut a hole in the box
put your junk in said box
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: mberan42 on 17 Feb 2009, 13:19
Killed his dad, fucked his mom.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 17 Feb 2009, 13:48
And they lived happily ever after
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Feb 2009, 13:51
Guess I didn't need my spine
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Feb 2009, 14:26
She epitomised self-destructing elegance, once.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 17 Feb 2009, 14:35
Nobody needs a cabana boy nowadays.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Mr. Skawronska on 17 Feb 2009, 16:26
Again, he turned to the bottle.

S
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Iron_Fist on 17 Feb 2009, 17:27
Dunk alone... Stop judging me, bitches.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: carrotosaurus on 17 Feb 2009, 17:49
Why are her toenails so long?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Katherine on 17 Feb 2009, 19:31
Zombies coming soon.  One bullet left.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Feb 2009, 19:33
Sometimes, I wish I were Batman
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: tweetles on 17 Feb 2009, 19:50
For your smile, I would kill.


Life. Tears. Smile. Love. Tears. Death.


naive love, broken hearted, cynical understanding

Monsters only claw at closed windows.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Rolling20s on 18 Feb 2009, 15:34
"Who's that?" "Your mother." "Well, shit."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: CardinalFang on 18 Feb 2009, 16:56
Finally a light! Oh, a train.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Lepton on 19 Feb 2009, 11:44
Sobering thought: I'm out of bourbon.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Katherine on 19 Feb 2009, 12:04
The cat never came back again.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: J-cob9000 on 19 Feb 2009, 15:17
Why don't you all shut up?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Guido Sarducci on 19 Feb 2009, 17:16
Everyone died.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 19 Feb 2009, 19:32
A bird hit the window. "Curse you windex!"

Discount laser eye surgery. How reliable are seeing eye dogs?

A bird? A plane? Superman!

Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 20 Feb 2009, 03:08
Once a Capulet, always a Capulet!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: evernew on 20 Feb 2009, 03:41
I was drunk. Her too. Baby.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Caspian on 20 Feb 2009, 05:06
Cash or Credit? Jizz in pants.

Corpse was found, both nipples missing.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 20 Feb 2009, 13:32
This story is six words long


This thread is too much fun
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 20 Feb 2009, 18:33
The Kenny was too.  Padded postcounts.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 20 Feb 2009, 23:53
Time for the Death Parades again.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Feb 2009, 00:46
This was supposed to be the world's shortest horror story:

The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. Suddenly there was a knock on the door.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Guido Sarducci on 21 Feb 2009, 11:00
What about:

Zombies ate my baby's brains?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 21 Feb 2009, 13:22
Praying for eternal love, he died.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: LizziL on 21 Feb 2009, 15:06
Well, damn, looks like we've boned.

That is how I read your post. It made me giggle.

Can...can I change my contribution? That is all kinds of awesome that my *actual* contribution wasn't.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Liz on 21 Feb 2009, 15:09
I don't see why not!

I am so going to say that if I ever get some. Hopefully they think it is as funny as I do.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Puki on 21 Feb 2009, 15:42
That day, everyone learned to count.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Feb 2009, 17:11
Arrogant pharaoh's statue was destroyed. HA!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: J-cob9000 on 21 Feb 2009, 21:23
Now bring me that horizon.

That was only five words. Boo.

They're taking the hobbits to Isengard. (LoTR)

When counting, fingers make funny noises.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Rolling20s on 22 Feb 2009, 08:45
Notice: your actions are being monitored.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: phooey on 22 Feb 2009, 09:17
Arrogant pharaoh's statue was destroyed. HA!

Look on my works, ye mighty.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 22 Feb 2009, 11:57
Loads of shit happens. The end.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SirJuggles on 22 Feb 2009, 13:25
Arrogant pharaoh's statue was destroyed. HA!
Look on my works, ye mighty.

I see your house from here.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: tweetles on 23 Feb 2009, 01:14
I fucked your mum. ha ha.

wait has that been done yet?

I own your arse bitch boy!

yeah, take it like a man

sorry, really, im a nice person.

no, no, i lied. sorry, bleh.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Gilead on 23 Feb 2009, 05:28
Everybody ends up dying. The end.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 23 Feb 2009, 09:03
We're all the same exact person.

I couldn't give an inch, so...

Suits and ties as crumbling facades.

You've been here all day?  Man.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 23 Feb 2009, 09:43
Then, suddenly, your mother totally exploded.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 23 Feb 2009, 09:45
Jesus came back.  Placed in asylum.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Rolling20s on 23 Feb 2009, 12:42
Jesus came back.  Placed in asylum.

Win.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Feb 2009, 13:22
Excellent; you could fit another chapter in, though:

Jesus returns; pronounced mad; abandons humanity.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: SirJuggles on 23 Feb 2009, 15:41
The rules were more like suggestions
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Cernunnos on 23 Feb 2009, 16:16
toothpaste for dinner had a good one today:

"for sale: hemingway book, never read."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Lila on 23 Feb 2009, 16:23
The bombs began to fall. *Sigh*



I just couldn't stand any more.



I'll leave if you want, dear.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: phooey on 23 Feb 2009, 19:45
The thread had run its course.

Thread is all archin' its back
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Liz on 23 Feb 2009, 19:55
That's how you know it's time.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dunnoe on 23 Feb 2009, 20:03
please do not kill us all
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Lildaani on 23 Feb 2009, 20:38
Don't usually post here. Oh well.


I should have stopped her sooner.


Too late now; no more chances.


World is still. Stars burn on.


A baby cried; a mother died.


Blood stains on their hands, forevermore.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 23 Feb 2009, 22:49
"Donde esta mis pantalones?" "No se..."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 24 Feb 2009, 07:02
We must break the thread rules!

 :wink:
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 24 Feb 2009, 14:43
This thread shall never die, Greg!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Nebraskaguy on 24 Feb 2009, 21:41
Gental caress, intimate embrace... gone forever.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Feb 2009, 21:42
I wish I didn't enjoy cutting
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: phooey on 24 Feb 2009, 21:58
Greg!

I got something to show you!

(http://i42.tinypic.com/zk5sw8.jpg)
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 25 Feb 2009, 03:58
Gental caress, intimate embrace... gone forever.

I completely miread that first word
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Feb 2009, 04:19
I got something to show you!
*picture*

That is quite obviously 1,006 words.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: phooey on 25 Feb 2009, 04:38
Yours includes a numerical figure.  Touché!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: orgasmtechnician on 25 Feb 2009, 04:41
He blew out his final candle.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Feb 2009, 04:41
Fuck that wasn't even supposed to be a six word sentence. Heh.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Blyss on 25 Feb 2009, 09:16
"So very tired, can't go on..."
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Ballard on 08 Mar 2009, 03:00
Bumped for:

http://www.onesentence.org/
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Mar 2009, 03:06
I'll write one of these stories!

My story in six words: I
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Spluff on 08 Mar 2009, 03:10
I wish I had more words
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Spluff on 08 Mar 2009, 03:11
I mean come the fuck on
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Spluff on 08 Mar 2009, 03:11
Six is not nearly enough words

[EDIT] triple posting is funny, right guys?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Mar 2009, 03:17
"Don't," he told the closing door.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Mar 2009, 03:18
Snow carried "Whoops!" down the mountain.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Mar 2009, 03:19
Steering was hard. Braking was harder.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Mar 2009, 03:21
Haven't we all done this already?




This thread has run its course.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Mar 2009, 03:23
I didn't do it the first time! I haven't written fiction in years.

Why do you have to hate, Paul. Why do you have to be a hater.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Spluff on 08 Mar 2009, 03:30
Haven't we all done this already?




This thread has run its course.

I see what you did there.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dollface on 08 Mar 2009, 03:38
cage did finally close for me.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Mar 2009, 04:39
Why do you have to be a hater.

I like yours better than many.  A story, even in six words, is not just a statement or description of a situation, but should contain some progression, an indication of change that turns it into a story.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Caspian on 08 Mar 2009, 09:16
These stains just won't come off!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Vendetagainst on 08 Mar 2009, 12:31
It ended for me that day.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 08 Mar 2009, 13:31
Shit I thought this thread died
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Vendetagainst on 08 Mar 2009, 15:01
Not until everyone's had their say.

Even when their say is dumb.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Sox on 08 Mar 2009, 17:01
A story, even in six words, is not just a statement or description of a situation, but should contain some progression, an indication of change that turns it into a story.

About three people in here did it right.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 08 Mar 2009, 17:29
Ringtone audible from the dog's stomach.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: plumbob78 on 08 Mar 2009, 18:16
You rotten hack. Already been done.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 08 Mar 2009, 18:41
Didn't read all stories. Stupid me.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: plumbob78 on 08 Mar 2009, 18:44
off topic: I was referring to this. (http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/09/dog-bites-and-swallows-cellphone/) Meant as a joke.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: actreal on 08 Mar 2009, 22:16
Posting belatedly, but I don't care:

I love her, dead or alive.

Has anyone noticed that many of the stories, especially the ones that succeed as stories, involve death or the end of the world. I think it's because you need something with finality to get away with only using 6 words.

My personal favourite here is an exception to the death but perhaps not to the finality:

Liked it, put ring on it.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dollface on 09 Mar 2009, 03:18
It hurts more if you struggle.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 09 Mar 2009, 05:29
This thread's mother is fat
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dollface on 09 Mar 2009, 06:57
i met my husband in here.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: phooey on 09 Mar 2009, 07:10
My personal favourite here is an exception to the death but perhaps not to the finality:

Liked it, put ring on it.

About Single Ladies, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mVEGfH4s5g) what the fuck
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 09 Mar 2009, 10:29
off topic: I was referring to this. (http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/09/dog-bites-and-swallows-cellphone/) Meant as a joke.

So you mean someone hasn't done the same story I did? Hooray, I am not a rotten hack!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Mar 2009, 15:00
Elsewhere, the world continued to turn.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 10 Mar 2009, 10:08
If you don't lie, I will.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: carrotosaurus on 11 Mar 2009, 16:37
Smith and Wesson beats four aces.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 11 Mar 2009, 18:17
Intro-Opening Tension-Tension Increase-End
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 11 Mar 2009, 18:41
I believe we have a winner.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Ozymandias on 11 Mar 2009, 19:00
Ass. Bare breasts. Flaming ejaculations. Hallelujah.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: carrotosaurus on 11 Mar 2009, 19:05
HA HA HA HA HA HA
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 11 Mar 2009, 21:33
I think flaming ejaculations equals gonorrhea?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Inlander on 12 Mar 2009, 00:31
Thread started badly; deteriorated. Locked soon?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dollface on 12 Mar 2009, 00:33
Thread started badly; deteriorated. Locked soon?

Dont be silly, show your willy!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 12 Mar 2009, 12:19
I don't think you're helping here...
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dollface on 12 Mar 2009, 13:47
Like your posts do any good
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 12 Mar 2009, 14:08
The rocks fell, and everybody died.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dollface on 12 Mar 2009, 14:26
No fat chicks in here, please
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 12 Mar 2009, 14:51
What's this ancient thing? "The Sandbox"?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dollface on 12 Mar 2009, 15:28
you are just confusing me now.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Vendetagainst on 15 Mar 2009, 09:26
'Twas a forum way back when.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: DarkAvenger on 15 Mar 2009, 10:22
Inlander, dealt their end... Thread Bomb.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Ceiling Cat on 15 Mar 2009, 13:09
Something smells of blood in there.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 15 Mar 2009, 15:07
It's just your mother's period, darling.

 :wink:
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Patrick on 16 Mar 2009, 02:53
Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon in emoticons

 :cry:
 :?
 :cry:
 8-)
 :laugh:  :roll:  :evil:
 :angel:
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 16 Mar 2009, 07:26
The reader of Dinosaur Comics:

 :-)
 :-D
 :-D
 :-D
 :-D
 :?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Dollface on 16 Mar 2009, 08:45
Kill, kill, kill them all god!
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 17 Mar 2009, 10:00
What's with all the snakes, Sammy?
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Mar 2009, 10:05
Dashboard melted, still had the radio
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Ceiling Cat on 17 Mar 2009, 11:16
"Sky looks kinda green today, huh?"
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 17 Mar 2009, 11:32
Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon in erections
is what I originally read.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Patrick on 17 Mar 2009, 15:32
Here is a story for you:

Chris thinks about my cock lots.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Siibillam-Law on 17 Mar 2009, 15:39
He has blogs dedicated to it
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Christophe on 17 Mar 2009, 17:23
Guy so awesome, dick so small.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 18 Mar 2009, 02:40
Girl so awesome, tits so saggy


Two people can play this game, baby.
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: -Karamazov- on 18 Mar 2009, 19:51
Girl so awesome, tits so saggy


Two people can play this game, baby.
fixed
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: squawk on 18 Mar 2009, 20:03
What this thread is not:

"The Six Word Post Thread"

edit: "It's The Six Word Post Thread"
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: snalin on 19 Mar 2009, 14:35
someone came, saw and ruined fun
Title: Re: Very very short stories
Post by: Thiefree on 19 Mar 2009, 14:43
Ultimately, this is all I am.