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.
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…