Thursday, July 31, 2008

6 Word Stories

Kim recently talked about verbal decluttering. It reminded me of an article I read recently from Wired magazine, where they had writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror write an entire story in just six words.

Here were my favorites.

Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
- Eileen Gunn
Lie detector eyeglasses perfected: Civilization collapses.
- Richard Powers
Will this do (lazy writer asked)?
- Ken MacLeod
Steve ignores editor's word limit and
- Steven Meretzky  

AND

Help! Trapped in a text adventure!
- Marc Laidlaw

3 comments:

Kim said...

I love these!

Kelley said...

Also reminds me of Abraham Piper's blog, http://twentytwowords.com/
where his posts are always 22 words long.

Gummby said...

Mr. Piper's blog is actually included in upcoming post.