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October 25, 2006
Very short stories
... in six words.
15 years ago
Running, my mind tripped, then fractured.
That page took forever to load.
Most of these seem more like haiku than narratives. The Hemingway one made me cry though.
My favorite so far: Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time - Alan Moore
That bee wrote some awesome poems.
Today, the natives took the refinery.
/flings poo and runs. Shitfaced again.
"Not today," she said. "The quidquorpse."
i like frank miller's:
With bloody hands, I say good-bye.
, with one less letter.
It's decapitated and depeditated haiku.
Romeo loved Juliet. They both died.
Hobbit gets ring. Drops into volcano.
Guy drives around States. Misses Dean.
Tenants get restless. Cook hot dogs. --
Father dies. Brothers fight. Alyosha cries. --
People die, again and again, pointlessly.
Black guy duped, kills wife, self.
Alien lands, learns stuff, flys away.
Disinherited entomologist paints dog, terrorizes neighbors.
"I saw, darling, but do lie." Brilliant. It's easy enough to write a six-word headline -- that's what a lot of these are -- but a few of them, like this one and Hemingway's, are just... beautiful.
Capt. doesn't preview, looks like dummy.
Weird kid lives, dies, rises again.
-- God, intermediaries
Cripple hunts whale, dooms multiracial crew.
God awoke To find Chaos below
Dentist and others get greedy, die.
Tinfoiler fakes cult, hilarity ensues. --
Guys wait. And wait. And wait.
Ghost visits, kid freaks, stalls bloodbath.
second verse to Argh's
He clicked snooze, snuggled back in.
Duo visit afterworld, make social commentary.
Still haven't reached the 'rainbow' part --
No wife, no horse, no mustache. --
Guy falls asleep, finds Piers, truth. --
I'm great. Had kid. Worship me.
Everything is there. I mean
Girl halucinates, misses home, wakes up.
No, I'm great. Who's that guy?
Everyone laughs at crazy old guy.
Woman cheats fate. Writes fan mail. --
First her, then him. Now what? -
Alan Moore, double post.
Beethoven fan betrayed, ends up hospitalized. --
Useless celebrity. Media cheers, worships her -
fill in blank
Oskar doesn't want to grow up.
Murder on train, everybody did it.
I'm your octoroon brother. Marry me!
Guy in well goes crazy'n shit --
I'm your mother. Let's have sex. --
Girl's depressed, gets electroshock, still depressed.
The 'faceless' guy
have one -- Vance
Thinly veilled portrayals of author's marriage.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Iwillwinthethreadwiththis, asIdon'tknowthemeaningoffailure. IamCaptainJamesT.Kirk, andifIcan'twintherightway, Iinventaway. EverheardoftheKobayashiMaru?
She's been a very bad girl --
Three ghosts visit, miser learns lesson.
Ender thought it was just a game --
Buncha freaky shit happens. Features Tangiers.
Cock severed by teeth. 'Nuff said.
No, Nancy was NOT a lesbian!
*wild applause* Dumpty sits, falls, splats. Soldiers useless.
Young Brits learn magic. Hilarity ensues. -
Earth demolished. Mice try again. 42? -
Androids flee Voight-Kampff empathy test - Dick
Couple sells watch and hair for impractical gifts. -
Two cities. -
Most of these seem more like newspaper headlines than stories, especially considering the grammar. I like Ursula K. Le Guin's story; tho' she has a knack for the humerous I don't really care for the subject, usually.
Found this one made me laugh.
Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
Bees, I read that and thought "Yay for you, Margaret! Way to play the game!"
Usually, I don't care for her.
Attwood's gold. Me likes this game.
Most of these seem more like haiku than narratives. The Hemingway one made me cry though. posted by TenaciousPettle
Get WITH it, Pet! Let me show you how-- Most more like Haiku than narratives. The Hemmingway one made me cry. See how easy it is, friend?
Boy hallucinates: bear ascends, insects attack.
Boy hallucinates: tiger critiques snowman display.
Mission Accomplished. More Die. Please vote.
We all live in constant ennui. -
Time traveler dies. So it goes. -
War is absurd. Off to Sweden! -
Hot sex, six months in traction. -
The Kama Sutra
You might want to cover your ankle. -
My goodness, look at the time -
I am a cockroach? -
Molly gets it in the end. -
What, now? Stamps? -
Dorian's hedonism begets a
Bees posts short stories. Monkeys rejoice.
Once upon a morally questionable time. -
The brothers Grimm
God's hardcore. His son's a hippy.
OT & NT
Plane crashes. Rugby players are delicious. -
Piers Paul Read
More bananas, less flinging. Occasional wee.
Mom's in the bathtub, dead.
Ate shrooms. Saw angels. Need more.
The thing is in the attic.
It was the best of times.
No. No. No. No. OK, yes.
This thread reads like
"Nothing to live for." Jump. "Except--"
He always finished sentences until the
"Where's Dad?" Police at the door.
The cigarette consumed and, blindfolded, he.
Ah you will. G'wan, g'wan, g'wan.
One Medusarita too many. Gotta go.
All relationships fail. Call you tomorrow?
Twelve roubles makes one hot potato. -
Who's sleeping by me? Oh, hi.
Two more Hemingways: Couple awaits a train, discusses abortion. The earth moves; the reader guffaws.
This thread, in a good way, reminds me of the not-updated enough
, which I can't remember if was ever linked here or not. Some of the ones in this thread I think are better than the book-a-minute versions. Upon searching,
it is, thanks to pete_best.
Bananafish make me want to die. -
An old man and two waiters.* -
*Note: the absolute lack of action.
Peep loses sheep. Will they return?
A monkey laughs, "So very concise!"
Franny's sick. Zooey smokes in bathroom.
Consecrated chicken soup. A pink blanket.
London Bridge collapses. Engineers submit theories.
Man, wife compromise over fat consumption.
Ambitious wife spells trouble for thane.
Freedonian president insults Sylvainia. War ensues.
Hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye. -
Arrakis. Melange. Triumph of Paul Atreides.
God creates woman. Man becomes lonelier.
Journalist wants sex, spirituality. Ends badly.
Boggis goes to bed. He's knackered.
Scout's a ham. Boo's a hero.
When midnight strikes, infection is unveiled.
Oh no, not dental plaque time!
Walter Mitty, who are you now?
Leap year birthday? I'm a pirate!
Don Camillo and Peppone go hunting.
NaNoWriMo begins. Will monkeys conjure FPP?
Ooh. Maybe we should do a NaNoWriMo collaboration somewhere (wiki?). Each of us could take turns writing a paragraph or two, just to see how far we get. It promises to be fun.
Each monkey writes? Oh, the possibilities!
Lassie meets Joe Carraclough; comes home.
Na No No No Wri Mo Mo Mo Is all I want to say to you
Sounds like Chevy Chase,
Curious husband removes choker. Head rolls.
Dorian's portrait aged instead of him. (wait, is that a summary or just a spoiler?)
Boy finds plum in pastry. Gloats.
Plague. Aristocrats attempt avoidance. Die anyway.
Thump-thump. Thump-thump. I CONFESS!
Oop! Woulda been an eek! I can't do the full WriMo this year. But perhaps next year...hmm.
, want to try again? Too many characters; lost in translation?
Beauty is a kind of genius.
Picture of Dorian Gray
since y'all seem to like it so)
Chimps are more observant than monsters.
Come, Watson.... The game is afoot.