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Title: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 07, 2007, 10:28:31 AM
(Inspired by Wired (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html), I thought this might be fun. I didn't check to see if you'd done this already, so forgive me if it has.)

Basically, write a short story in six words or less. Bonus points to sci-fi or horror stories!

Here's a few of mine:

"Apocalypse in a bit. Cake now!"

"Spaceship lands! First contact! ....humans inside?"

"Somewhere flowed the Fountain of Youth."

"It's all over. World in flames."

"Crabs invade Maine. Red Lobster thrilled."

"His macaroni eyed him with suspicion."



Share some of your own!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SFEley on February 07, 2007, 11:57:21 AM
"We shall be gods!"

"...Then what?"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 07, 2007, 12:32:35 PM
"Her eyes opened. They were red."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on February 07, 2007, 12:34:39 PM
"'Format C:' That'll teach her..."

Hat; blown off with his head.

Tick...tick...tick...*snip*
"Oops!"
BOOM!!



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 07, 2007, 12:36:10 PM
...unsure, he pressed the button.

*Poof!*


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FNH on February 07, 2007, 02:35:46 PM
Two for the Lovecraft fans...

"The tentacles pulled him under water."

"My eldritch dreamscape became real."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 07, 2007, 02:48:02 PM
"Bus stops in R'lyeh are dangerous."

"Cthluhu loves his morning sudoku."

"Shub Niggurath chewed the cultist thoughtfully."

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: smartbombradio on February 07, 2007, 05:35:56 PM
"Their lips touched, knowing it was over."

"One last gasp, and then peace."

"Click.  Next time, remember to reload."

"They couldn't hit Texas at this dist-"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: slic on February 07, 2007, 06:38:55 PM
Thankfully, his arm was under warranty,


Memory wiped, she started her day.


His suitcase, disappointed, ordered them breakfast.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: therese on February 07, 2007, 09:01:06 PM
"Mithril, sure, but not adamantium again!"

"I want humans for my birthday!"

"Warning: DON'T feed the hands."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 07, 2007, 09:52:44 PM
He considered his alternatives, then jumped.

She uttered mysteries, making him tremble.

There's no way she could speak.

How many times would he die?

Han didn't shoot first. Wuher did. (TEH OMGS FANFIC!)

Seventeen eyeballs later, he could see.

Spirits drifted along, their moans unheard.

The Glorious Republic of New Australia.



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on February 08, 2007, 08:27:07 AM
He saw the knife, then black.

There she was, but wasn't.

At least he kept his head.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 08, 2007, 08:33:39 AM
"To speak with God, press four..."

He downloaded the information from her.

Amazing, the things they did together.




P.S. - Steve (or anyone): Wasn't there a six-word story in the Cyberiad? Lofty, Noble, about haircut, beginning all with the letter 'S'?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: therese on February 08, 2007, 11:26:35 AM
Not exactly six-word story, but a six-line poem actually.

"Have it compose a poem. A poem about a haircut, but lofty, noble, tragic, timeless, full of love,  treachery, retribution, and quiet heroism in the face of certain doom. Six lines, cleverly rhymed, and every word beginning with the letter 'S'."

I forgot in which episode Steve actually recited the poem.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SFEley on February 08, 2007, 11:33:52 AM
"Have it compose a poem. A poem about a haircut, but lofty, noble, tragic, timeless, full of love,  treachery, retribution, and quiet heroism in the face of certain doom. Six lines, cleverly rhymed, and every word beginning with the letter 'S'."

And the poem:

Seduced, shaggy Samson snored.
She scissored short. Sorely shorn,
Soon shackled slave, Samson sighed,
Silently scheming,
Sightlessly seeking
Some savage, spectacular suicide.



I believe Michael Kandel, the translator, should properly be credited with this poem rather than Stanislaw Lem.  I've read more about it, and while this is certainly true to the spirit of the original Polish version, the exact challenge (and the resulting poem) was of course somewhat different in Polish.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on February 08, 2007, 12:10:24 PM
"Throw the rope... NOT BOTH ENDS!"

Fish takes bait, pole, and fisherman.

Dali paints, mumbling "Great Cthulhu sleeps..."




Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 08, 2007, 12:35:51 PM
Clever translation impressed the hell out of me.

Sort of like the guy who translated "a void" from French to English, KEEPING the lack of the letter 'e.'


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Brian Reilly on February 08, 2007, 01:50:59 PM
"What's this button for?", he asked

The last man on earth... died

And God said "Nah, screw it"

Hal opened the pod bay doors

"Soylent Green is people!"   "So what?"

Cthulhu arose. Then he fell over.

A lack of attention span is...

This author always finishes what he...

The problem with this contest is counting to six





Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on February 08, 2007, 09:40:21 PM
I can't believe no on has posted the obvious.

"Escape Pod holds contest. Everyone enters!"







Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Heradel on February 09, 2007, 03:21:15 AM
Heart broken, he solar flare surfed.

00:02, 00:01, 00:01, 'Sigh', 00:00, Boom.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: JaredAxelrod on February 09, 2007, 10:15:07 AM
"All questions were answered."

"You sure?"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: jrderego on February 09, 2007, 10:17:06 AM
This story sucks. Needs more monsters.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: JaredAxelrod on February 09, 2007, 10:56:08 AM
Monsters attack!  Science to the rescue!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 09, 2007, 11:16:30 AM
"When Scientists Attack! Story at Eleven."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: JaredAxelrod on February 09, 2007, 11:26:19 AM
Science has failed.  Back to magic.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FNH on February 10, 2007, 12:21:05 PM
The Bus crashed into his love.

Scott Sigler finished the last page.

A glorious, if short, final flight.

The armour deflected the incoming laser.

The prisoner was weak, too bad.

Terrorist suspect escapes from police custard.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Jonathan C. Gillespie on February 10, 2007, 04:33:54 PM
"What's this button for?", he asked
And God said "Nah, screw it"

Ha ha ha.  I love it.  How about:

Taken in part.  Machine reconstitutes man.

We came, we saw.  Logger orgy.

Valentine's Eve.  Walmart's bare shelves ransacked.

J.R. DeRego: Wolverine's Angst-ridden son.

Cybernetic dolphin.  New Kingdom of EEEEEEE.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Jonathan C. Gillespie on February 10, 2007, 04:34:55 PM
Holy....alright, dibs on the last idea.  I'm going to write a story about cyber-dolphins.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: contra on February 11, 2007, 06:46:16 PM
"Red Alert!", "Raise Shields", Save Game. 

"Only blue food cubes are good."

"Today Vampires attacked the Queen."

"Warning: Xenomorph acid is not soap"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Jonathan C. Gillespie on February 11, 2007, 07:04:29 PM
Yeah, but it makes a great exfoliant.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Biscuit on February 11, 2007, 07:12:57 PM
The day the cheeseburger bit back.

Plant, taking exception to fertilizer, spits.

2050, last car sputters to stop.

Wealthy with overbite, pays in teeth.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SFEley on February 11, 2007, 11:28:59 PM
Yeah, but it makes a great exfoliant.

You need to drop one word.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Heradel on February 11, 2007, 11:53:42 PM
Yeah, but it makes a great exfoliant.

You need to drop one word.

Drop makes and give it 's.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 12, 2007, 07:45:22 AM
New kingdom of EEEEEE. I loled.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on February 12, 2007, 12:50:40 PM
"Say my name. Say MY name!"

"?coD ,dekrow ti erus uoy erA"

(edit)
Corrected: "reA" to "erA"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: BigDrahma on February 12, 2007, 04:37:27 PM
I was inspired by the Wired article to put two in my webcomic:

"Specifically, he'd asked for her brains."
http://entrenous.radiocaravan.com/2006/11/30/010/

"Sarah Jane, fetch my sonic screwdriver."
http://entrenous.radiocaravan.com/2006/12/04/011/



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Jonathan C. Gillespie on February 12, 2007, 05:57:18 PM
Yeah, but it makes a great exfoliant.

You need to drop one word.

Drop makes and give it 's.

LOL.  Good stuff.  I wasn't even trying to make a story that time, to be honest :)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on February 13, 2007, 09:15:48 AM
Yeah, but it makes a great exfoliant.

You need to drop one word.

Drop makes and give it 's.

LOL.  Good stuff.  I wasn't even trying to make a story that time, to be honest :)

Made a good sequel.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 18, 2007, 11:16:09 AM
Man looking for his ex-partner.

Apparently, Room 215 can grant wishes.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on February 18, 2007, 11:43:13 AM
He's dead, Jim.  Take his phaser.

Air escaping.  I'll be dead soon.


and in honor of the original six word story.....

For sale; Russian shuttle.  Needs work.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on February 18, 2007, 06:05:27 PM
Speaking of, ever read "Red Star, Winter Orbit?"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: BigDrahma on February 21, 2007, 03:31:28 PM
Man looking for his ex-partner.

Apparently, Room 215 can grant wishes.

I really like a good fanfic.  ;D


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on February 22, 2007, 09:37:32 AM
He pressed the button... game over.

One day there will be another.

The sun died. The end.

He played with glue. Got stuck.

Quote
"?coD ,dekrow ti erus uoy reA"
What's Aer? :P


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on February 22, 2007, 10:35:28 AM
Quote
"?coD ,dekrow ti erus uoy reA"
What's Aer? :P

A dyslexic’s dyslexic version of "Are"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wakela on February 23, 2007, 10:55:55 PM
What the hell?  This isn't Jello!

That activates the robot! Don't touch!

I shouldn't have eaten those nanites.

These pants have too many legs. 

That deactivates the robot! Don't touch!

She turned on her left side. (oldie, but it happens to be six words)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Xenomundus on February 23, 2007, 11:36:11 PM
"Infinite wishes!" *POOF* We've traded places...



"Regrets? Only getting caught cloning her."



He extended his dripping tentacle. "Deal?"



Adam smirked. "The apple? Just dessert."



Gone. I shoot up with memories.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Roney on February 28, 2007, 03:37:05 PM
Understanding entropy, humanity became its God.

Schroedinger joined/left PETA.  (Sorry, that one came in a bit under.)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Holden on February 28, 2007, 04:12:19 PM
Quote
Understanding entropy, humanity became its God.

The Last Question is probably my favorite Asimov short.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on February 28, 2007, 05:26:07 PM
Quote
Understanding entropy, humanity became its God.

The Last Question is probably my favorite Asimov short.


I just read that last week.
Here:
http://infohost.nmt.edu/~mlindsey/asimov/question.htm





Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: therese on March 01, 2007, 11:31:37 AM
"He came. He saw. He conquered."

...inspired me to write...

He came. She scored. Game over.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FNH on March 03, 2007, 03:08:03 PM
The seeping entrails, looked like dinner.

Armageddon was one buttun push away.

Without a kiss, he left her.

No sleep unitil he hugged her.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Startrekwiki on March 07, 2007, 03:35:14 PM
I wrote, I submitted, I failed.

Death. His sister looked up.

Dark and mysterious, is Startrekwiki!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: fiveyearwinter on March 08, 2007, 08:13:41 AM
Time traveler finds temporal causality perplexing.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FNH on March 25, 2007, 03:46:33 PM
"Plane bombs terrorist target using technology."

The above is my six word version of any Dale Brown book.

"Yikes, Ring! Sneak chuck it in."

The above is the edited version of Lord of the Rings.

"Party, Dragon, Big fight and home."

The above for the completists amongst you, is my version of The Hobbit.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: RichGarner on April 17, 2007, 11:34:41 AM
The universe imploded. Carl was alone.

Sign read: Don't press this button.

The hovercar sped faster. Then CRASH!

Apocalypse happens today. News at 11.

Jesus returns. Not many recognize Him.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Startrekwiki on April 17, 2007, 10:23:14 PM
The voyagers returned to their world.

In the cavern, there was nothing.

He used naught of his ability.

"But I won." "Are you sure?"

His light, red armor was pierced.




Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FNH on April 19, 2007, 02:24:19 PM
He used naught of his ability.

Simple plain luck was his bedfellow.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: RichGarner on April 19, 2007, 02:43:20 PM
Plan B failed. Need new plan.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on May 01, 2007, 07:37:34 AM
At the end, there's only you.

Who leaned on Sol’s light switch?

"If you're here, then who's that??"

Futuristic bullies camp playground spawn points.

Whose tentacle is on my leg?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on May 18, 2007, 01:39:12 PM
From Failed Cities Monologue, episode 2:
"His other eye looked so surprised."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: BrandtPileggi on May 18, 2007, 07:57:00 PM
My hamburger? The dog is dead!



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FNH on May 19, 2007, 02:23:24 PM
My hamburger? The dog is dead!

That gets my vote for "best story yet".


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on May 22, 2007, 04:41:39 AM
The Doctor saves the day again.

-=-=-=-=-

In the end he felt nothing

-=-=-=-=-

Reading minds, will get her arrested.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: BrandtPileggi on May 22, 2007, 06:53:44 AM
Interdimensional Craigslist: Trading unicorn for baby tears.

Unicorn's slightly used, mostly freeway miles.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: bekemeyer on May 27, 2007, 10:15:20 PM
"Birds attacked and ate my churro!"

"I killed a man named Earl."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: bekemeyer on May 27, 2007, 10:21:41 PM
"I can see everything from here."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on May 28, 2007, 10:28:39 AM
Earl totally deserved to be killed
:P


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on May 29, 2007, 04:25:49 AM
Still, the blood won't come off.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on May 29, 2007, 06:29:20 AM
Earl died so I could watch.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on May 29, 2007, 07:46:26 AM
Poor Earl. We hardly knew him.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on May 29, 2007, 07:55:22 AM
Earl was anonymous, then posthumously famous.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on May 30, 2007, 06:26:10 AM
Earl wasn't like other zombies.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on May 30, 2007, 07:23:46 AM
Earl had a very distinctive taste.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: raygunray on May 30, 2007, 08:02:42 AM
Ever heard of "55 Fiction"?  A paper in St. Louio Obisbo had a yearly contest and published the results.  I entered a few but the contest closed by the time my entires made it to the left coast.

Any, here's my 6.

Turns out, it was a bad idea.

Taste, she said. He was full.




Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Roney on May 30, 2007, 03:54:44 PM
Earl: there will never be another.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on June 08, 2007, 07:30:08 AM
Earl had a very distinctive taste.
Earl tasted like chicken with lemons.

Earl's short stories; a fun read. :)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on June 08, 2007, 08:18:39 AM
But Earl wasn't done, not yet.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on June 08, 2007, 09:53:07 AM
Earl wins Hugo. Devours conventioner's brains.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on June 08, 2007, 11:30:15 AM
Earl gets indegestion. Brains do that.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Mr. Tweedy on June 08, 2007, 03:05:30 PM
Earl wins next year: No competition.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: eytanz on June 08, 2007, 05:01:02 PM
Time travelling transsexual is own parents.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on June 09, 2007, 01:41:05 PM
Earl gets a six book deal.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Mr. Tweedy on June 11, 2007, 02:58:40 PM
Time-traveling transexual zombie eats self (twice).


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on June 12, 2007, 07:45:22 AM
Earl's movie-adaptation flopped; Fans are outraged!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Holden on June 12, 2007, 12:04:28 PM
The robot joyously yelled, "I exist!"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on June 12, 2007, 01:12:33 PM
Earl leaves Hollywood, does Broadway adaptation.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on June 12, 2007, 01:13:59 PM
The robot joyously yelled, "I exist!"
So Earl picked up a hammer.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on June 19, 2007, 04:53:28 PM
The robot joyously yelled, "I exist!"
So Earl picked up a hammer.
and nails, and became a carpenter


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: BrandtPileggi on June 19, 2007, 07:07:01 PM
specialized in healing prostitutes and resurrections


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on June 21, 2007, 08:57:51 AM
Beheadings! Now two for one special!

---

The spaceship crashed into the sun.

It was caused by human errors.

Crew fell asleep at the helm.

Circumstances are unknown at this time.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on June 21, 2007, 09:32:48 AM
The robot joyously yelled, "I exist!"
So Earl picked up a hammer.
and nails, and became a carpenter
And the robot became his boss.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on June 21, 2007, 08:29:00 PM
The robot joyously yelled, "I exist!"
So Earl picked up a hammer.
and nails, and became a carpenter
And the robot became his boss.
And the Mannequin became his Mistress.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on June 22, 2007, 02:23:05 AM
Earl's six-word story: one-hundred plus words


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on June 22, 2007, 05:40:21 AM
The robot joyously yelled, "I exist!"
So Earl picked up a hammer.
and nails, and became a carpenter
And the robot became his boss.
And the Mannequin became his Mistress.
And the cat's in the cradle,


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Mr. Tweedy on June 22, 2007, 07:33:58 AM
Earl's six-word story: one-hundred plus words

Cheater makes eight six with hyphens!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on June 22, 2007, 07:41:08 AM
Earl's six-word story: one-hundred plus words

Cheater makes eight six with hyphens!

Both hyphens legal, cheater goes, "tthhhhppptt".


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Bdoomed on June 29, 2007, 01:41:07 AM
Jack turns, laser equipped...
"But... why?"

The bloodstain gave it all away.

"That silhouette did not look human!"

"Hey... where'd Jhonney go?"
"MY LEG!!!!!"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on June 29, 2007, 06:34:47 AM
"I'll be right back."
She wasn't.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Golgo13 on July 07, 2007, 05:32:46 PM
The tug came first, then teeth.

Crossed sidewalk, as did the car.

Lucas died young. The clone conquered.

Cut the blue wire!! Oh shit...

The jar held four heads alone.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on July 11, 2007, 05:02:32 AM
"What happened to the other parts?"

It has been raining for days.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Mr. Tweedy on July 23, 2007, 12:54:25 PM
Satan!  I suspected it was you!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Leon Kensington on July 23, 2007, 01:09:53 PM
Oh, dear God forgive me!  BANG!!!


BRAAAAINS!!!!  He raised the rifle.  BRAAAAINS!!!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Mr. Tweedy on July 23, 2007, 01:17:52 PM
No violence!  Negotiate with the zombies.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Leon Kensington on July 24, 2007, 11:20:42 AM
Retorting, "Bullets are cheaper than hitmen."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on July 24, 2007, 12:07:16 PM
Wanted: Redshirt Hitmen; No Experience Needed


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Leon Kensington on July 24, 2007, 12:10:13 PM
If I only had a gun!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Mr. Tweedy on July 24, 2007, 01:19:37 PM
Hey!  Who used all the bullets?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Leon Kensington on July 24, 2007, 01:22:05 PM
Pizza, Ribs, Ham, Pudding, Tasty.  EAT!!!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: bekemeyer on July 25, 2007, 11:47:55 AM
His friend Troy passed away yesterday.



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on July 31, 2007, 06:55:49 PM
Earl calls 'dibs' on Troy's Mower.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Rachel Swirsky on July 31, 2007, 07:43:31 PM
Thaurismunths plagiarizes Damon's EP contest story! :-D


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ClintMemo on August 01, 2007, 06:14:50 AM
Troy's ghost haunts Earl's new mower.

Zombie Earl ignores Troy's mower's possession.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on August 01, 2007, 12:30:59 PM
Thaurismunths plagiarizes Damon's EP contest story! :-D
If you can't be original, steal from someone who is!

(Actually it was "wife" but I thought better of it, and went for something more (less?) red-neck. But yeah, couldn't help but think of The Neighbors (http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=54.0).)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Leon Kensington on August 01, 2007, 01:19:02 PM
Could you get me a towel.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Holden on August 01, 2007, 01:55:31 PM
Would you like fries with that?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Mr. Tweedy on August 01, 2007, 02:20:08 PM
Would you like eyes with that?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Leon Kensington on August 01, 2007, 02:36:48 PM
I would like some BRRAAAAINS please.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on August 02, 2007, 06:39:07 AM
RAAAH HURRRR MURRAAHH BRAINS AAAAAARRRGH MMMMM!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Mr. Tweedy on August 02, 2007, 08:25:55 AM
My brain!  I was using that!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Holden on August 02, 2007, 11:03:48 AM
Use this microchip instead. It's better.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Leon Kensington on August 02, 2007, 11:49:39 AM
WHAT!  He is still alive.  Crap.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Planish on September 23, 2007, 01:28:20 AM
Beta particle absorbant, "Do not eat".


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on September 23, 2007, 03:36:55 AM
Earl goes shopping.  Finds no brains.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FNH on September 23, 2007, 03:22:09 PM
Gordons alive? .. alive ... alive ...alive ... alive


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on September 24, 2007, 03:09:48 AM
Nope, Gordon's dead. Dead, dead, dead.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Planish on September 24, 2007, 05:37:03 AM
"Steam up?"
"Aye, Captain!"
"Okay, engage."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Planish on September 26, 2007, 03:23:23 PM
"Zombie In White House"
Old news.

-----------------------------

Creative Writing 101: "Design Your Universe".

-----------------------------

"Helter Skelter" on the Emergency Room wall.

----------------------------

Time traveller kills grandfather, and doesn't.

----------------------------

iDroud owners - suscribe to Apple's eCstasy.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Bdoomed on October 14, 2007, 10:32:29 AM
Capable Elementalists Wanted.  Dental plan included.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: jodymonster on October 14, 2007, 05:10:19 PM
Watch out for- that. Damn zombies.
The one who feared hights, fell.
They come in through plumbing.  Soon. 
We are all very safe.  Except-
You're done with this brain, right?
May I borrow your thoughts momentarily?
Zombies overthrow current regime. Apathy still rules.  (Okay that was seven.)

Also, I just want to say that short short stories (a couple hundred words or less) are a favorite of mine.  As this thread proves, a few well-chosen words pack a big punch.  I wish I could find more of them in print.  Thanks to everyone who posted, I enjoyed it immensely.   Thank you, thank you, thank you. 


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Planish on November 28, 2007, 03:37:45 AM
You want to upsize your Trilo-Bites®?

Carbon-based? Please follow the green dots.

What's all t h i s   a  b  o  u  t    g   r   a   v   i   t   a   t   i   o   n  a   l      s     h     e     a     r       ?

That's not a tattoo? Oh my!

But look at his eyes, honey!

Laugh? I almost sphanqued my stradecoids!

Fear change? Use butterfly wing clips.

Man bites dog. Dog becomes werehuman.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on December 30, 2007, 09:42:14 AM
I can't believe no on has posted the obvious.

"Escape Pod holds contest. Everyone enters!"



He entered his story... and lost.


;)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on December 30, 2007, 10:05:50 AM
Understanding entropy, humanity became its God.

Schroedinger joined/left PETA.  (Sorry, that one came in a bit under.)

It's six words if you read it both ways... and you don't know which is true until you've read it.




Anyway, my contribution, titled "Planet of the Apes XLII"

Earl: Damn, damn dirty zombie apes!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Bump In The @ on February 12, 2008, 04:03:34 AM
Is it wrong, not wanting to see this end?


The world ends Tuesday. Who cares?

He's not dead. Give it time.

How's that cat of Schrodinger's doing?

Do time travel tales really end?

"'Redrum'? It's not even noon, yet!"

"Where's my iPod? Off to 1472."

Entropic heat death? I can't wait!

"Where's that button?" The President asked.

My lunch spoke, "Beware of dinner."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Heradel on February 12, 2008, 09:02:00 AM
Is it wrong, not wanting to see this end?

It is wrong, using nine words.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Bump In The @ on February 12, 2008, 10:19:11 AM
Is it wrong, not wanting to see this end?

It is wrong, using nine words.

Forgive me, master. I'll try again.

These are remarkably useful writing tools.



"Alien investigation" is a probe probe.

No! Never! I refuse! Well, okay.

Under her skin, I felt scales.

Murder-suicide in '82. Grandfather paradox.

That disturbing grin... Where's my hammer?

"Seventy virgins? Pfft! Got seven sluts?"

"I love you!" His reply? Laughter.

Never anger a girl with super-strength.

I miss yesterday. Let's go visit!

I recoil. She advances. Surrender follows.

Her touch still feels like metal.

My belt, sadly, protects no chasity.

I could swear the nanites tickle.

AGH! Brain freeze! Cryokinesis sucks sometimes.

"I never lie," Lucifer said, grinning.

Tentacles writhed noticibly under her skirt.

I met God today. Nice hair.

What could possibly come next? Revelations.


Title: Haiku Hijacks Six Word Story Thread!!!
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on February 12, 2008, 01:37:54 PM
We thought it was dead
Someone resurrected it
I defy your rules, though


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on February 12, 2008, 02:36:35 PM
NPR has had a few stories about people writing their life stories in six words.  They said that the whole six word story thing was strated by Hemmingway. 

So here is the original:

For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: gelee on February 12, 2008, 04:23:42 PM
Can't top Papa Hem, but I'll throw in my two bits:

A priest walked into a bar.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Nobilis on February 12, 2008, 07:41:08 PM
I don't want much.  You're big.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: jodymonster on March 04, 2008, 12:11:29 AM
You should get your brain calibrated. 


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: DarkKnightJRK on March 11, 2008, 12:44:57 PM
My zombie can beat your zombie!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: eytanz on March 11, 2008, 03:19:06 PM
All the cool kids are zombies.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 11, 2008, 09:08:54 PM
Death by peanut allergy?  Ah, nuts!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FamilyGuy on March 11, 2008, 09:41:31 PM
Certain it will work?  Heisenberg is.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: DarkKnightJRK on March 11, 2008, 10:58:41 PM
Today it rained Skittles. Everyone danced.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Heradel on March 11, 2008, 11:04:44 PM
In Baltimore (http://www.hbo.com/thewire/), things don't change much.



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Nobilis on March 12, 2008, 06:38:53 AM
The rocket is fueled, but empty.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: DarkKnightJRK on March 12, 2008, 01:59:31 PM
"The Sky is yellow."

"Uh...WTF?"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Darwinist on March 12, 2008, 02:22:37 PM
I read Fred Basset.  Never laughed.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Chodon on March 12, 2008, 03:52:25 PM
Beware!  Ninja Attack!  It's too late.  :-[


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Whiskey and Nutmeg on March 15, 2008, 05:42:47 PM
She ate me up. I'm content.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Darwinist on March 18, 2008, 08:54:06 PM
The best country ever stolen?  America!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on March 19, 2008, 06:15:12 AM
Earl learns to speak Spanish.
"Cerebros!"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: jodymonster on March 19, 2008, 12:43:21 PM
My zombie can beat your zombie!
My zombie ate your zombie's brain.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: goatkeeper on March 19, 2008, 10:30:10 PM
In Baltimore (http://www.hbo.com/thewire/), things don't change much.



I wish it would never end.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 21, 2008, 07:50:34 AM
In Baltimore (http://www.hbo.com/thewire/), things don't change much.



I wish it would never end.

Baltimore?  I wish it would begin!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Talia on March 22, 2008, 12:12:26 AM
She cried silently as he dissolved.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Startrekwiki on March 22, 2008, 11:14:36 AM
The planet was covered in blood.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Talia on March 22, 2008, 01:14:42 PM
He never was one to follow rules.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 22, 2008, 02:07:26 PM
He never was one to follow rules.

"My haiku idea didn't fly, either."

:(


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Darwinist on March 22, 2008, 09:14:25 PM
His nipple tastes like pumpkin pie.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 22, 2008, 09:30:33 PM
His nipple tastes like pumpkin pie.

Still won't eat the filthy m*****f****r!

(with apologies to Samuel L. Jackson)


((Does "L" count as a word?))


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Chodon on March 24, 2008, 06:36:42 AM
His nipple tastes like pumpkin pie.
Here it is.  The winner of the "Strangest Six Word Story", ladies and gentlemen.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Darwinist on March 24, 2008, 08:18:44 AM
His nipple tastes like pumpkin pie.
Here it is.  The winner of the "Strangest Six Word Story", ladies and gentlemen.

Thank you.  Thank you.  I couldn't have done it without the support of my friends and family..........er, I mean without first listening to Jeremiah Tolbert's cool-as-hell story.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on March 27, 2008, 09:42:03 AM
"Let there be light! Again."

He wished he was still human.

The afterlife: less interesting than imagined.

I became undead. She left me.

Earth destroyed. No one's noticed yet.

Internet becomes sentient. Best porn ever?

New shop opens. Souls for sale.

"All you of Earth are idiots!" (with apologies to Plan 9 From Outer Space)

Death Star blueprints reviewed: flaw overlooked?

Earl lives! But he's... different now.

Time travelling transsexual is own parents.
That story previously written by Heinlein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Zombies%E2%80%94).

[[edited for six line Heinlein reference]]


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on March 27, 2008, 11:48:09 AM
Humans obsolete: robot overlords take charge.

On Mars, we can live forever...

Time travel Jesus saves the dinosaurs.

Avoid water! We're made of lithium!

Invaded Earth. Caught a cold. Died.

Germans invade Narnia. WWII slightly different.

To cut costs, gravity turned off.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on March 28, 2008, 06:29:48 PM
Thirsty cannibal drinks cup of Joe.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Roney on March 29, 2008, 04:55:42 AM
Humans obsolete: robot overlords take charge.

Exhausted warring robots welcome human overlords.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 29, 2008, 08:32:55 AM
Humans obsolete: robot overlords take charge.

Exhausted warring robots welcome human overlords.

Humans are great for entertainment purposes.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on March 29, 2008, 10:57:48 AM
Humans are great for entertainment purposes.

Caution: No user serviceable parts inside.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on March 30, 2008, 04:55:45 PM
Death Star blueprints reviewed: flaw overlooked?
Headline: "KBR (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/10/AR2008031002487.html) wins Death Star contract."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Planish on April 01, 2008, 12:50:12 AM
Trusted lieutenant learns Overlord's vulnerable spot.
(hmmm... been done before)

Masking mastodon freezer burn with ketchup.

The clepsydra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_clock) struck thirteen o'clock.
(hey, I saved a word!)

Richard Bachman runs over Stephen King.

Cheerleaders lose hair. X-ray specs investigated.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Nt 2 B TKN INTRNLY on April 03, 2008, 08:41:03 PM
He smiled as my blood flowed.

I found teeth in my drawer.

"John, that there's not a waterbed."

It moved when I sat down.

Small dark shapes scuttled under me


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Planish on June 02, 2008, 04:05:28 AM
Fermi wins five dollars, cannot collect.
(Alternate History reference to the Trinity Test (http://www.fullbooks.com/Trinity-Atomic-Test-Site.html) - or here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_site#Test_predictions))

Femto-singularity-tipped device treats acne.

"What Big Red Button, my liege?"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: DarkKnightJRK on June 10, 2008, 01:16:56 AM
"Be a dear--eat my brains."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on June 10, 2008, 04:34:23 AM
"Be a dear--eat my brains."

But, honey, your brains taste funny.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Listener on June 10, 2008, 04:04:40 PM
She makes me say vile things.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on June 18, 2008, 10:24:32 AM
Zombies: Immortality, with a tiny drawback...

Coroner's report: Drowned in own urine.

Aliens arrive, take penguins back home.

Monster eats Chicago. Story after commercials!


Title: Re: Haiku Hijacks Six Word Story Thread!!!
Post by: stePH on June 20, 2008, 02:03:54 PM
We thought it was dead
Someone resurrected it
I defy your rules, though


But in a haiku,
last line has five syllables.
Your last line has six.


Title: Re: Haiku Hijacks Six Word Story Thread!!!
Post by: Darwinist on June 20, 2008, 04:21:18 PM
We thought it was dead
Someone resurrected it
I defy your rules, though


But in a haiku,
last line has five syllables.
Your last line has six.

Hijacking is bad,
I think a moderator
should call the police


Title: Re: Haiku Hijacks Six Word Story Thread!!!
Post by: stePH on June 20, 2008, 04:48:02 PM
We thought it was dead
Someone resurrected it
I defy your rules, though


But in a haiku,
last line has five syllables.
Your last line has six.

Hijacking is bad,
I think a moderator
should call the police

Came late.  Apologies.  As you were.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on June 27, 2008, 03:12:36 PM
Undead forum thread eats website's brains.


Title: Re: Haiku Hijacks Six Word Story Thread!!!
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on June 28, 2008, 11:30:46 AM
We thought it was dead
Someone resurrected it
I defy your rules, though


But in a haiku,
last line has five syllables.
Your last line has six.

While your argument
Is technically correct
Seems you missed my point

:P



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: jodymonster on July 11, 2008, 04:35:44 PM
Driving, in the rain.
Not watching where I'm going.
Making up haiku.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SteveCooperOrg on July 12, 2008, 02:24:35 AM
Six-word superhero/shakespeare crossovers;

"Et tu, Magneto? Then fall, Caesar."

"Cry havoc, and let slip Wolverine!"

"Holy palmer's kiss, batman! She's hot!"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Planish on July 17, 2008, 03:53:06 AM
Once more, into the Batmobile, Robin!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Bdoomed on July 24, 2008, 11:51:40 AM
"What's wrong?"
"Bad day... Explosive Diarrhea"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on July 24, 2008, 03:06:31 PM
"What's wrong?"
"Bad day... Explosive Diarrhea"

Sounds like that came from personal recent experience.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on July 24, 2008, 07:44:49 PM
Eating Semtex led to explosive diarrhoea.



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anthraxus on July 25, 2008, 01:29:36 PM
"And the slithy toves did wabe"

With a sigh, she slipped under.

Slowly the door opened, End entered.

Bang, the beginning. Bool, the end. (credit to SK)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SteveCooperOrg on July 28, 2008, 07:42:33 AM
Dammit, Bugsy. Just hide the explosives.

Eating Semtex led to explosive diarrhoea.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on July 28, 2008, 08:05:47 AM
Safecracking less glamorous than previously believed.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on July 28, 2008, 10:17:27 AM
What does this button do?

(this is the seventh version of the button story)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on July 28, 2008, 11:23:01 AM
Apparently, the button deletes a word.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on July 28, 2008, 11:46:08 AM
Damn, I thought I had six fingers on my left hand.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on August 03, 2008, 10:55:45 AM
Damn, I thought I had six fingers on my left hand.

Must make an interesting "Stranger (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+stranger)" encounter....


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: sirana on August 03, 2008, 12:45:03 PM
Damn, I thought I had six fingers on my left hand.

Must make an interesting "Stranger (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+stranger)" encounter....

Not to mention an interesting Schocker...





No, for the love of God, I will not make that into a link!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on August 03, 2008, 10:07:07 PM
Damn, I thought I had six fingers on my left hand.

Must make an interesting "Stranger (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+stranger)" encounter....

Not to mention an interesting Schocker...





No, for the love of God, I will not make that into a link!


(http://www.danandmary.com/chicken(4).gif)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: madjo on August 04, 2008, 09:17:33 AM
And so the fat lady sang.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on August 04, 2008, 09:50:29 AM
Damn, I thought I had six fingers on my left hand.

Must make an interesting "Stranger (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+stranger)" encounter....

Not to mention an interesting Schocker...





No, for the love of God, I will not make that into a link!


(http://www.danandmary.com/chicken(4).gif)

::shakes head slowly::


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: slic on August 04, 2008, 10:12:28 AM
No, the button doesn't do anything.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: slic on August 04, 2008, 10:13:09 AM
What if...nevermind, I don't care.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Darwinist on August 04, 2008, 12:18:44 PM
Naked perp fleeing K-9 equals trouble.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: stePH on August 04, 2008, 12:26:00 PM
Bang, the beginning. Bool, the end. (credit to SK)

How do I figure into this?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: MacArthurBug on August 25, 2008, 02:06:11 PM
Damn, I thought I had six fingers on my left hand.
Six fingered man? Sounds like fun!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: MacArthurBug on August 25, 2008, 02:12:55 PM
Define alive? Earl almost could be.

Now find my pants, android dear.

It rained dumplings so chicken wept.

Hummbingbird brains remarkably tasty with salt.

The space dust cluster is sentient!


Six words challenge hyperactive womans imagination!





Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: zZzacha on August 29, 2008, 06:38:25 AM
Hyperactive women need no wings flying

Her wand waved, the magic restored

Six word stories get me going

Flabbergasted her pimp blew baby bubbles

Hungry Earl is eating my br


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: eytanz on August 29, 2008, 06:55:09 AM
Hungry Earl is eating my br

...eakfast?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: zZzacha on August 29, 2008, 07:25:42 AM
Hungry Earl is eating my br

...eakfast?

Zombies love eating brains for breakfast

After that he ate my cat!



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on September 02, 2008, 12:25:07 PM
Fact: There are no obese zombies.

Brains: A deliciously slimming breakfast food!



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Roney on September 05, 2008, 03:02:27 PM
Second time, God floods the sun.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on September 10, 2008, 01:26:38 PM
Earth: Build it, and they'll come.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Leon Kensington on September 11, 2008, 06:36:39 PM
Why must sleeping be so difficult?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: slic on September 17, 2008, 10:36:56 AM
More Tales of the Button:

Pushing that button changed her perspective completely.

His shirt buttons left in disgust



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on October 08, 2008, 09:13:34 PM
Damn, I thought I had six fingers on my left hand.
Six fingered man? Sounds like fun!
... dirty.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wolvesdread on October 24, 2008, 05:27:38 PM
"first love. splatter pattern.  just desserts."

"fly in my soup.  Only one?"

"sick beaver. gnaws bark.  chucks wood."

"Stabbing pain. Forget Tylenol!  Remove knife!!"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: thomasowenm on October 27, 2008, 04:35:53 PM
"Phasers ready, Captain."
"Fire.  Mr. Sulu."

The Piper led the children away.

Insert key. Press button.  Total destruction...


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on October 27, 2008, 05:03:42 PM
Those six words destroyed the world.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Nt 2 B TKN INTRNLY on October 27, 2008, 05:21:10 PM
I keep getting stuck at five.

The Cross-Universe subway stopped abruptly. (Do hiphenated words count?)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on October 27, 2008, 06:31:58 PM
New stopped clock: Correct thrice daily.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Sylvan on October 28, 2008, 03:55:04 PM
Grief counselling revealed hope; he fired.

Unrequited, dragon's love immolated the Prince.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Nt 2 B TKN INTRNLY on October 28, 2008, 04:50:00 PM
My head suddenly filled with water.

The computer looked back at me.

"Tu es fatue" said the robot.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Bdoomed on November 05, 2008, 02:06:40 AM
"Sue," he said, "I have herpes."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on November 11, 2008, 04:16:00 PM
"Thad," Sue said, "I have syphilis."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Heradel on November 11, 2008, 07:12:14 PM
Into a slumber settled the quark.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on November 16, 2008, 06:03:54 PM
Tom laughed, "Sorry guys, my fault!"


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 16, 2008, 11:14:45 PM
becoming undead granted unto him immortalitiy

Zathras warn Zathras, Zathras not listen

She stole my heart... and kidneys

Best tasting beans for aliens?  humanbeings

her eyes squished between my teeth





Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 16, 2008, 11:50:57 PM
Tyler Durden says, "Buy more soap!"

You are crunchy and quite tasty

That was not a chocolate chip

You suffer from ED?  Like Dole?

She gave him love, he devolved

The night was sultry.  Toss her.

Insomniac with time?  Write short stories.

Angry, she knotted his heart strings

I released the smallpox at prom

Pandora did not open the box

Zombies are your friends, ask Fido


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on November 17, 2008, 05:49:52 PM
"What went wrong?", Thad asked himself.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 17, 2008, 07:28:09 PM
Why did I do that AGAIN?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 17, 2008, 07:49:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sppRrbtxVD0  Theme song for this thread


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: eytanz on November 17, 2008, 08:24:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sppRrbtxVD0  Theme song for this thread

That song has too many words.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 17, 2008, 08:29:36 PM
The title works, using a contraction.   ;)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 17, 2008, 08:47:03 PM
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo

(Stolen from Weird Al's song, "Bob", which is made up entirely of palindromes.)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 17, 2008, 10:13:50 PM
The Hoff is Lord and Master


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: bluerequiem on November 17, 2008, 11:23:45 PM
What did I order last time?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 18, 2008, 09:13:38 AM
Mike and Mike on ESPN radio are accepting six-word essays today!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on November 18, 2008, 09:58:31 AM
Mike and Mike on ESPN radio are accepting six-word essays today!
That is six words too many.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 18, 2008, 10:01:57 AM
My bad, should've been two stories


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Talia on November 18, 2008, 10:08:20 AM
Not a problem, we forgive you.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Raving_Lunatic on November 18, 2008, 11:53:36 AM
She loved him, but he died.




Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 18, 2008, 12:23:26 PM
he became a zombie, ate her


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Russell Nash on November 18, 2008, 12:50:33 PM
he became a zombie, ate her

Earl is back.  Cheer with joy.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on November 18, 2008, 01:20:24 PM
Was Earl gone? Or just hiding?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 18, 2008, 01:44:49 PM
Eating brains is fun, until caught


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on November 18, 2008, 02:18:34 PM
Until someone loses an eye, Zathras.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Talia on November 18, 2008, 02:28:22 PM
Eyes are overrated. I sold mine.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 18, 2008, 02:49:48 PM
bought some eyes, they were tasty


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: FamilyGuy on November 18, 2008, 05:54:00 PM
Brains were caught, got a toothpick.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thaurismunths on November 18, 2008, 08:00:20 PM
Next: Newspaper headlines mistaken for stories.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 18, 2008, 11:45:27 PM
I saw God, and I cried


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Talia on November 19, 2008, 12:50:33 AM
He apologizes, didn't intend to mock


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 19, 2008, 10:12:37 AM
All else failed.  Push the button.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Talia on November 19, 2008, 10:20:25 AM
Don't want to. Why should I?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Raving_Lunatic on November 19, 2008, 02:26:08 PM
You must, to save all humanity.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on November 19, 2008, 02:34:29 PM
Humanity all bastards. Not worth saving.

I saved humanity once. Lesson learned.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Raving_Lunatic on November 19, 2008, 02:35:28 PM
Hypocrisy surely, unless you are alien.

also, I am irritated at you.
I wrote a long post recently.
But now none will read it.
Because this thread was bumped ahead.
I might just cry everywhere now
It was a very good post.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 19, 2008, 02:40:44 PM
Headline, response, response are not stories


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: wintermute on November 19, 2008, 02:42:46 PM
Hypocrisy surely, unless you are alien.
I am human; therefore a bastard.

A hypocrite? I don't think so. Maybe.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 19, 2008, 02:45:36 PM
Blood bursts from her veins.  Beautiful.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Raving_Lunatic on November 19, 2008, 02:56:29 PM
Criticism also is not a story.

Like ripples on a blank shore.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: RobinSure on November 29, 2008, 12:14:35 PM
http://sixwordsounds.blogspot.com/

Any objects if I co-opt a few?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on November 29, 2008, 12:26:51 PM
http://sixwordsounds.blogspot.com/

Any objects if I co-opt a few?

I don't have a problem with you grabbing any of mine, just credit me as Zorag instead of Zathras, I'm trying to get Zorag.net up and running.  Someday.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Bdoomed on November 30, 2008, 02:34:09 AM
i have a few spread out here, i dont mind if you take em :)

if you are going to take one, i would message the author and make sure it is okay


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on December 02, 2008, 03:49:40 PM
Life is but only death's prequel


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Raving_Lunatic on December 02, 2008, 05:52:25 PM
And we all know sequels suck


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Bdoomed on December 02, 2008, 07:57:08 PM
+1 :P


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Zathras on December 02, 2008, 11:47:12 PM
Even numbered Trek movies don't suck


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Raving_Lunatic on December 03, 2008, 01:18:40 PM
Feel free to use my stories.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 03, 2011, 02:30:12 PM
Actually, I am just a number.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 04, 2011, 10:31:51 AM
From desolate crypt, thread arises, hungry.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 04, 2011, 10:46:28 AM
My emperor has no nose.
Terrible!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 05, 2011, 09:53:14 AM
"'Ware rare were-s," whirs wher-weigher.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 06, 2011, 11:00:28 AM
Semantic error in cosmological constant. Reboot?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 07, 2011, 09:05:32 AM
Cups replenish near her; coins tarnish.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: iamafish on July 07, 2011, 10:27:37 AM
born, live, die... not long enough


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 08, 2011, 07:43:19 AM
Then I rolled a natural twenty.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Spindaddy on July 08, 2011, 06:52:11 PM
Thread necromancy indeed! Earl lives again?

Here's some I thought of...

Room for rent. No large snakes.

Paparazzi: Real people or flash fiction?



Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 09, 2011, 04:49:15 AM
Wake up! Time for your funeral.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 10, 2011, 11:32:23 AM
The dragons liked my singing? Hells!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 11, 2011, 08:11:34 AM
ALLCAST HACKING REGIOMANCER CORTEX PROBE SCANDAL


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 12, 2011, 01:12:11 PM
I whittled myself a new CPU.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 13, 2011, 07:35:07 AM
Will you marry my avatar, Beloved?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 14, 2011, 09:22:55 AM
No, Luke. I am Santa Claus.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 15, 2011, 05:32:27 AM
Blob wants to friend you. Accept?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 18, 2011, 06:46:15 AM
You've found the seventh great shibboleth:


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 19, 2011, 10:55:52 AM
Corners become faces; edges uncannily constant.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anarquistador on July 19, 2011, 02:09:50 PM
You know too much; drink this.

Oh God no, I am human.

Man plans, God laughs, I clean.

Blew up the world; didn't help.

But I don't need a dragon.

What does the red button do?


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 20, 2011, 12:48:36 PM
Honour is nourishing. Suck him dry.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Alasdair5000 on July 20, 2011, 03:05:19 PM
The champ saw it coming. She welcomed it.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anarquistador on July 21, 2011, 09:06:58 AM
Hey, that's eight words.

..Don't hit!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 21, 2011, 12:25:36 PM
One Ringworld to bring them all


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: CryptoMe on July 21, 2011, 01:15:18 PM
Boring conference....
Wait!
Speaker's an alien!!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anarquistador on July 21, 2011, 07:51:46 PM
Cows came home. God help us.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: deflective on July 21, 2011, 07:59:20 PM
virgin widows danced and quietly cried


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 25, 2011, 12:09:08 PM
Carrying the one: weight allowance exceeded.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on July 26, 2011, 11:18:16 AM
Prolixity causes spontaneous gargantuanism in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on August 14, 2011, 12:26:45 PM
Died with fruit in my ear.

True story.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anarquistador on August 18, 2011, 01:50:56 PM
"Hurt me!" masochist said.

Sadist: "no."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Devoted135 on September 08, 2011, 08:42:36 AM
Wait, was that a pig flying??


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: robertcday on April 13, 2012, 12:29:18 PM
"They couldn't hit Texas at this dist-"

Beautiful, just beautiful; how about:
"Once, upon a tine: the end."
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19210711&id=qlcbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7EkEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1073,3446998 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19210711&id=qlcbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7EkEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1073,3446998)
Robert.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: childoftyranny on April 30, 2012, 08:12:02 PM
No, no, no, the other clone.

That doesn't look like my tail.

That was how I mounted Goldie


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Josh_Finney on August 29, 2012, 04:39:06 AM
"The Cowardly Lion became a nutpuncher."


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: davidthygod on February 10, 2014, 03:25:42 PM
Fondled Uncle Carl's Kids.  You Own Up!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SpareInch on July 29, 2014, 03:04:51 PM
Stories in six words? No way!

In case of emergency, Refill Glass.

Pavement Pizzas Prevented Pamela's Pleasant Perambulations.

Ass's Milk's cheaper than Virgin's Blood.

Our hiking holiday went disastrously wrong!

(That one is basically The Fellowship Of The Ring in 6 words.)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: ediblepenguin on March 17, 2015, 09:42:03 PM
Quick, open up that box Pandora!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: olivaw on June 19, 2015, 10:16:22 AM
Randall Munroe permutes Hemmingway in XKCD. (http://xkcd.com/1540/)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: otter on July 07, 2015, 05:11:40 PM
I saw my own reflection blink.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: HeartSailor on August 10, 2015, 08:48:42 AM
To live, he ate his arm.

MIND CONTROLS ABOUT REMOVING PUNCTUATION SEE


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on October 15, 2015, 10:06:42 PM
I could never think of one.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SpareInch on October 18, 2015, 03:32:32 PM
I could never think of one.

Writer's Block story? SOOOO old hat!

:P


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on October 18, 2015, 08:39:38 PM
Failed test; head in other hat.

Time for a Bad Pun Derby!

I toque your critique too seriously.

PseudoPod story idea: Haunted Hell-met!

Now to cap this one off...


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Kabal on October 26, 2015, 09:41:08 PM
There wasn't anything I could do.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: matweller on January 08, 2016, 09:20:51 AM
Saw this today on i09 - http://io9.gizmodo.com/write-some-six-word-science-fiction-for-us-1751661931


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: John Freeman on March 06, 2016, 09:48:38 AM
Awakening to darkness, I listen...

Movement!


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thunderscreech on March 10, 2016, 12:59:20 PM
"Vowels!" it begged Wales before starving.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 10, 2016, 09:59:53 PM
Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo, Ruffalo.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anthony Creamer (Poisonwaters) on March 12, 2016, 04:24:44 PM
Went clubbing, had to clean shoes.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Not-a-Robot on March 12, 2016, 04:42:00 PM
Went clubbing, had to clean shoes.

Went cleaning, had to club shoes.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on March 12, 2016, 05:08:04 PM
Went clubbing, had to clean shoes.

Went cleaning, had to club shoes.

Went shoeing, had to clean clubs.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anthony Creamer (Poisonwaters) on March 12, 2016, 06:04:26 PM
Went clubbing, had to clean shoes.

Went cleaning, had to club shoes.

Went shoeing, had to clean clubs.

hehe, this is getting silly fast

cleaner's clubbing shoes didn't quite fit.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SpareInch on March 13, 2016, 07:48:33 AM
Got drunk and forgot the rest.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: SpareInch on March 13, 2016, 07:51:51 AM
Ate Pizza. Liked it. Ate another. :D


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: John Freeman on March 24, 2016, 09:18:38 AM
Awoke after clubbing, dirty and shoeless!


... so I probably had a good night... ....despite getting my clean shoes clubbed while out, and then having to clean the club. I think I'll have some of spareinch's pizza for the hangover.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: websterwade on March 25, 2016, 08:06:47 PM

Don't go to Antarctica!

I don't remember paying for this...

My demon friend thinks you're cute.

Is it cheating if they're dead?

Ugh. This day, again.

I am my own grandparents.

The murder weapon was a toothbrush.

You'll never believe what we saw.

Remember when we lived above?

"Stop screaming," said the garbage disposal.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: AdrianKa on May 19, 2016, 11:26:29 PM
This is just something silly I came up with. If you think of your own six word Johnny moment, please share

Six Word Johnny


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Joshuabub on June 03, 2016, 01:46:47 AM
this is to help mojo as hes confused this is the six word story now m8 lol


 
there was once a town in


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: JohnCombo on August 09, 2016, 12:03:35 AM
But, for him, Tuesday never came.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Thunderscreech on August 23, 2016, 11:30:44 AM
A 6W take on the classic:

New Parachute, used once, never opened


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Frank Evans on August 23, 2016, 12:16:36 PM
A 6W take on the classic:

New Parachute, used once, never opened
I loled at this.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Not-a-Robot on August 24, 2016, 04:29:51 PM
AHCHOO!

Where did Canada go?

-God.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Coarestligh on September 21, 2016, 07:39:41 AM
"Her eyes opened. They were red."
Awesome song (http://www.top100songscharts.com/)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: davidthygod on September 21, 2016, 03:45:46 PM
He wasted many days wondering why.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: brunette666 on September 22, 2016, 06:00:11 PM
AHCHOO!

Where did Canada go?

-God.

Mars welcomed the friendly Canadian refugees.

::)


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: CryptoMe on October 27, 2016, 05:11:08 PM

Mars welcomed the friendly Canadian refugees.

::)

Mars welcomed the European lander. Ouch!

 ;D


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on July 02, 2017, 08:40:21 PM
It had been a long time.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Feverwood on July 03, 2017, 04:02:11 PM
She never forgave.
She died angry.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anthony Creamer (Poisonwaters) on July 04, 2017, 08:24:35 AM
"Murder? My God." Ommatophores withdrew uncomprehendingly.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Anthony Creamer (Poisonwaters) on July 09, 2017, 02:28:15 PM
Three eyes registered shock, one closed.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: Tango Alpha Delta on July 09, 2017, 05:01:12 PM
Nine button nightgown, could only fascinate.


Title: Re: Six-word stories
Post by: raroyce on May 21, 2018, 10:18:19 PM
   ;)  Late to the party, but still ...

“You’re forgiven,” he said, and fired.

“I’m stuck at work,” she lied.

Blue wire? Red? No! Green… BOOM.

Yes, it squirms. Just eat it.

Mom? Have you seen my tarantula?