Thursday, May 1, 2008

Very very short story (six words)

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.

Interesting six word stories i liked in a contest -

Epitaph: He shouldn't have fed it.
- Brian Herbert

Bang postponed. Not Big enough. Reboot.
- David Brin

Death postponed. Metastasized cells got organized.
- David Brin

Inevitable words (story in 55 words)

Though the words stung even as they passed through his lips, he knew they were rightly said. She knew, too; he could tell by the look in her eye. There was sadness, but not surprise. And certainly not anger. It simply had to be this way.

The words? “I think we should be just friends.”