Six Word Tales

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.

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