Six Word Stories

The Six Word Story Flickr group collects images with a small tale in the title. I really like it, especially when otherwise uninteresting shots snap into new meaning. Some of my favourites here, here and here. It’s based around Hemingway’s famous short story, which he called his best ever prose:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Wired recently asked various authors for their own versions, and there are some terrific responses (via):

Gown Removed Carelessly. Head, less so.
Joss Whedon

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

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
Margaret Atwood

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

Tick tock tick tock tick tick.
Neal Stephenson

There are lots more. My personal favourite is:

Osama’s time machine: President Gore concerned.
Charles Stross

They’re great fun to think up 🙂 A few of my attempts:

Hand transplant. Worried. Mind of its
Lisa. Year ago. Talking to sky.
The bunny made me do it.
Motorway. Surprise sneeze. Mess on dashboard.
It’s not illegal if we’re siamese.
Vaccination study. Media hysteria. Empyrrhic victory.

Comments are open if you fancy a go…