Inspired by Hemingway’s famously short story that spanned just six words, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Wired asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers (and one William Shatner) from all media to submit their succinct six word tale. Here’s a sampling.
Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
– William Shatner
Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.
– Joss Whedon
His penis snapped off; he’s pregnant!
– Rudy Rucker
It cost too much, staying human.
– Bruce Sterling
The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
– Orson Scott Card
Publish. And then he stopped blogging.