Very Short Stories

20 04 2007

I’m not sure how I missed this last fall, but Wired asked several sci-fi writers to produce six-word short stories (link via Death By Ulysses, an excellent blog about books). Some of my favorites:

                His penis snapped off; he’s pregnant!
    -Rudy Rucker

    Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth.
    -Vernor Vinge

    It cost too much, staying human.
    -Bruce Sterling

    The baby’s blood type? Mostly human.
    -Orson Scott Card

    Dinosaurs return. Want their oil back.
    -David Brin

    Dorothy: “Fuck it, I’ll stay here.”
    -Steven Meretzky

    I’m sure this is really difficult, but I may just have to give this a try….




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