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6-word stories

cruise (October 30th, 2006, 11:55 am)

http://wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html

I'm unsurprised that many of the most effective results are from sf writers, since our genres lend themselves well to implied stories that require the reader to fill in the blanks with their imagination.

With that in mind, time to practice efficient word use and concise descriptions, with the TSFE 6-word challenge:

"The void is no longer formless."

"All it took was her touch."

"Key. Bedroom. Sweat. Surprise. Tears. Gunshot."

"The magic returns. Fly with me."

"Finally, all we needed was hope."

"Lucifer, can you watch this awhile?"

Have fun...

6-word stories

Wanderer (October 30th, 2006, 1:18 pm)

On the WGB

- six word scifi

- just five words (if you're really bored you can read all 35 pages of it)

here's one from me:

Wanderer (October 30th, 2006, 1:21 pm)

"Words unspoken forever lingered between them"

Hmmm...

cruise (October 30th, 2006, 2:39 pm)

Thanks for the link - reposted mine over there.

A lot of people (on WGB and /.) don't have much of a story in their six words - maybe a thought, or a hint, but nothing you could really consider a complete story. Just a thought...

Hmmm...

Wanderer (October 30th, 2006, 2:42 pm)

Yeah, i guess you're right. Tt is hard to convey more than a thought into just six words though. Specially for a grammaticly challenged person like myself ;)

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