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Reply #125 on: September 24, 2007, 10:37:03 AM
"Steam up?"
"Aye, Captain!"
"Okay, engage."

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Reply #126 on: September 26, 2007, 08:23:23 PM
"Zombie In White House"
Old news.

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Creative Writing 101: "Design Your Universe".

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"Helter Skelter" on the Emergency Room wall.

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Time traveller kills grandfather, and doesn't.

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iDroud owners - suscribe to Apple's eCstasy.

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Reply #127 on: October 14, 2007, 03:32:29 PM
Capable Elementalists Wanted.  Dental plan included.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #128 on: October 14, 2007, 10:10:19 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. 

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Reply #129 on: November 28, 2007, 08:37:45 AM
You want to upsize your Trilo-BitesĀ®?

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.

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Reply #130 on: December 30, 2007, 02:42:14 PM
I can't believe no on has posted the obvious.

"Escape Pod holds contest. Everyone enters!"



He entered his story... and lost.


;)

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Reply #131 on: December 30, 2007, 03:05:50 PM
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!

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Reply #132 on: February 12, 2008, 09:03:34 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."

Take your cautionary tales, and take your incremental gains, and all your sycophantic games... And throw 'em all away.
Burn your TV in your yard. Gather 'round it with your friends. Warm your hands upon the fire and start again.


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Reply #133 on: February 12, 2008, 02:02:00 PM
Is it wrong, not wanting to see this end?

It is wrong, using nine words.

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Reply #134 on: February 12, 2008, 03:19:11 PM
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.
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Reply #135 on: February 12, 2008, 06:37:54 PM
We thought it was dead
Someone resurrected it
I defy your rules, though

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Reply #136 on: February 12, 2008, 07:36:35 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.



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Reply #137 on: February 12, 2008, 09:23:42 PM
Can't top Papa Hem, but I'll throw in my two bits:

A priest walked into a bar.



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Reply #138 on: February 13, 2008, 12:41:08 AM
I don't want much.  You're big.



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Reply #139 on: March 04, 2008, 05:11:29 AM
You should get your brain calibrated. 

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Reply #140 on: March 11, 2008, 05:44:57 PM
My zombie can beat your zombie!



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Reply #141 on: March 11, 2008, 08:19:06 PM
All the cool kids are zombies.



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Reply #142 on: March 12, 2008, 02:08:54 AM
Death by peanut allergy?  Ah, nuts!

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Reply #143 on: March 12, 2008, 02:41:31 AM
Certain it will work?  Heisenberg is.

When will all the rhetorical questions end?


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Reply #144 on: March 12, 2008, 03:58:41 AM
Today it rained Skittles. Everyone danced.



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Reply #145 on: March 12, 2008, 04:04:44 AM
In Baltimore, things don't change much.


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Reply #146 on: March 12, 2008, 11:38:53 AM
The rocket is fueled, but empty.



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Reply #147 on: March 12, 2008, 06:59:31 PM
"The Sky is yellow."

"Uh...WTF?"



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Reply #148 on: March 12, 2008, 07:22:37 PM
I read Fred Basset.  Never laughed.

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.    -  Carl Sagan


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Reply #149 on: March 12, 2008, 08:52:25 PM
Beware!  Ninja Attack!  It's too late.  :-[

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