Short cuts

It may be National Novel Writing Month, but what's wrong with starting small? Table Talkers tackle the six-word challenge.


Salon Staff
November 3, 2006 4:03PM (UTC)

Imagination

The six-word short story

Snufkin - 03:17 am Pacific Time - Oct 25, 2006

From an article in Wired magazine.

Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work.

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So, we're a creative bunch (or you are, I'm just an interested observer), have at it.

Fogharty- 07:47 am Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #94 of 158

Humpty Dumpty fell. Omelettes for everyone!

LaurenF - 07:51 am Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #96 of 158

At midnight, they should have kissed.

GaudyNight - 08:09 am Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #97 of 158

Found nuclear waste -- new super powers!

Randall - 08:35 am Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #99 of 158

And his lonely dog slowly starved.

Lando - 09:55 am Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #108 of 158

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The beginning: BANG! The end: whimper.

Jo M - 10:12 am Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #110 of 158

Pull sword from stone. Become King.

EmmEff - 10:40 am Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #111 of 158

Killed in shower, mom dead too.

Conni - 05:40 pm Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #116 of 158

"Hey, watch this!" Funeral on Monday.

Jo M - 07:12 pm Pacific Time - Oct 27, 2006 - #120 of 158

Twenty-year voyage. Return home. Jealous rage.

Conni - 03:03 pm Pacific Time - Oct 28, 2006 - #130 of 158

The island was alive, and cunning.

David Giltinan - 03:46 pm Pacific Time - Oct 28, 2006 - #131 of 158

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Developers desecrated graves. Very bad idea.

Lando - 06:14 am Pacific Time - Oct 30, 2006 - #139 of 158

Temple closing: Free kittens! Call Bastet.

EmmEff - 08:13 am Pacific Time - Oct 30, 2006 - #140 of 158

Cigarette gypsy meets brigadier, everyone dies.

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Fogharty - 09:28 am Pacific Time - Oct 30, 2006 - #150 of 158

History's ignored lessons result in quagmire.

Verbal Remedy - 01:00 pm Pacific Time - Oct 30, 2006 - #153 of 158

Put it down. I beg you.

Conni - 04:28 pm Pacific Time - Oct 30, 2006 - #154 of 158

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They said, "I do." They lied.

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