Six words

The November issue of Wired magazine has a very cool feature called “Very Short Stories“: “Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) and is said to have called it his best work.” and so they asked 33 different science fiction writers to take a try. My favorites:

Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so. – Joss Whedon

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

The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly. – Orson Scott Card

I’m dead. I’ve missed you. Kiss…? – Neil Gaiman

Kirby had never eaten toes before. – Kevin Smith

And I decided to take a try myself during a mercilessly long meeting:

Prompted, robot parrot repeats Bishop’s password.

Jupiter bumps into moon, worlds collide.

Chalice found here. Metallic beast snarls.

It was fun. I may have to write some more.

One Response to “Six words”

  1. Anne Says:

    Did you know that at the basic level of your muscles are I Bands, A Bands, Z discs, H zones, and M lines? Your pecs are alphabet soup!

    Also, if you tear a tendon, you are also tearing the membranes in the main part of the muscle at all its levels (endomysium, epimysium, and perimysium), because they are what remain to make up the tendon as the muscle tapers out near the bone. That is why your muscle itself hurts so much when you tear a tendon. I hope Kirby was thinking about that as he ate those toes.

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