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Very very short stories
« 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. 

My personal favorite from the ones listed:
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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-..."
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #1 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.)
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #2 on: 12 Feb 2009, 15:57 »

"Well" he said, "I regret nothing"

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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #3 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:02 »

"Shut up mother fucker!" said Oedipus.
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #4 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:07 »

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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #5 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:09 »

also

I majored in English...need food!
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #6 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.]
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #7 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:11 »

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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #8 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:12 »

"Why'd you stop?!"

"Uhh....it broke."
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #9 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.

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« Reply #10 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:15 »

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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #11 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:39 »

I knew her, so I thought.
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #12 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:40 »

He didn't stop until he died.
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #13 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:41 »

"Is it in yet?", "already finished."
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #14 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:49 »

"They'd find my body at dawn."
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« Reply #15 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:50 »

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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #16 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:51 »

Now that was a bad choice.
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #17 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:53 »

Long story short, he's a dick.
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« Reply #18 on: 12 Feb 2009, 16:57 »

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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #19 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
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« Reply #20 on: 12 Feb 2009, 17:00 »

All it said was "You're adopted."
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« Reply #21 on: 12 Feb 2009, 17:01 »

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« Reply #22 on: 12 Feb 2009, 17:03 »

to steal something from jodie:

"She is God's most fuckable angel"
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #23 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.)

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« Reply #24 on: 12 Feb 2009, 17:06 »

My final joke; there was nothing.
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #25 on: 12 Feb 2009, 17:06 »

Record
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #26 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.)
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« Reply #27 on: 12 Feb 2009, 17:12 »

Turn to page 118.

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« Reply #28 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."
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« Reply #29 on: 12 Feb 2009, 17:22 »

Her touch, it broke me, again.
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #30 on: 12 Feb 2009, 17:27 »

Suck it Nikolai Tesla!
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #31 on: 12 Feb 2009, 18:10 »

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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #32 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.)
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« Reply #33 on: 12 Feb 2009, 18:24 »

As it turns out, nothin's gonna change.
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« Reply #34 on: 12 Feb 2009, 18:25 »

No, he said Levitra could help.
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« Reply #35 on: 12 Feb 2009, 18:45 »

"Buried alive, buried alive..." "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!"
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Re: Very very short stories
« Reply #36 on: 12 Feb 2009, 19:06 »

I was never really there.

Five words, but whatever.
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« Reply #37 on: 12 Feb 2009, 19:20 »

Life sucks, then you die.
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« Reply #38 on: 12 Feb 2009, 19:21 »

That last mile, I forgot you.
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« Reply #39 on: 12 Feb 2009, 19:32 »

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« Reply #40 on: 12 Feb 2009, 19:52 »

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« Reply #41 on: 12 Feb 2009, 19:53 »

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« Reply #42 on: 12 Feb 2009, 19:57 »

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« Reply #43 on: 12 Feb 2009, 19:58 »

Last breath, last chance. Gone.
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« Reply #44 on: 12 Feb 2009, 20:16 »

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« Reply #45 on: 12 Feb 2009, 20:32 »





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« Reply #46 on: 12 Feb 2009, 20:38 »

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« Reply #47 on: 12 Feb 2009, 20:41 »

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« Reply #48 on: 12 Feb 2009, 20:50 »

The solipsist decided to disbelieve existence...
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« Reply #49 on: 12 Feb 2009, 20:54 »

God said, "Enough with this shit."
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