Thursday, October 26, 2006

Six Word Stories

In the tradition of Ernest Hemingway ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn."), Wired magazine searched out current authors to write their own six word stories. Some are less than interesting, others are quite good. None have the power of Hemingway's story, and several of them rely on well-known stories to provide important context for the six-word stories... those are more sequels than stories of their own.

My favorites:

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

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
- Margaret Atwood

Batman Sues Batsignal: Demands Trademark Royalties.
- Cory Doctorow [note: and you thought this wasn't an IP post...]

Steve ignores editor's word limit and
- Steven Meretzky

Leia: "Baby's yours." Luke: "Bad news…"
- Steven Meretzky

(H/T: Language Log)

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