It’s a venerable tradition: Hemingway, for instance, apparently claimed that his best short story was only six words long: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Every now and again the genre is revived; and recently the write-your-own-six-word-stories ball has been set rolling once again, here. (‘Here’ is Pyr-o-mania, another blog where Adam Roberts blogs. How many blogs has he got overall? And why has he got so many? A prize for the first correct answer).
A bigger prize for the best 6-word story in the comments thread here. My six entries, reposted from the Pyr blog, are:
Your eyes are lovely. With wasabi.
‘The sky’s falling!’ ‘Don’t be stu—’
One of these words is poisoned.
A headless man? How last-century!
The one law of robotics. Kill!
The French for six is cease.
[Apologies to those looking for the ‘FREE’ project post; it seems I posted it in the wrong venue, and have been asked to take it down. AR]