Try your hand at six-word sci-fi!

Those crazy kids at Metafilter pointed me to a nifty Wired story in which dozens of sci-fi and horror writers tried to emulate Hemingway by turning out a story in just six words. Which sounded like exactly the kind of creative challenge to help Team PopWatch survive another ho-hum Wednesday. I’ll kick things off; you do your best work in the comments section below.

Shovel. Buried. Chirping!? The crickets know!


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  • aramis

    Empty. Quaking. Frailty. Eat something Nicole!

  • Ceballos

    Tried this. Got frustrated. Moved on.

  • Stephanie

    Ska/Punk gone hip-hop. Hollaback Gwen! Failing to capture the Rapture.

  • Rich

    Mom? Dad? Remember me? Adoption? Payback…

  • aramis

    Wait a few more popped in mind…
    1) Skeleton. Booze. Digital Video Whore. Paris.
    2) Michael. Jackson. World. Wide. Web. Foley.
    3) Cavity. Air. Empty. Cranium. Bush. Jr.
    4) Pod. Testube. Government experiement. Aliens! Suri. :)
    5) Spawn. Stronger. Popozao. Divorce. PLEASE! Britney.

  • melissa

    Stuart Little. Mickey Mouse. Cheese. Showdown.

  • aramis

    PS – i know testube is two words…but i needed to make it fit, dang it! lol.

  • Auriana

    Princess dissects frog, happy ending tarnished.

  • EPetty

    Reborn, a womb with a view.

  • Donna

    Explored weird noise in basement. Uuurgggh.

  • Donna

    “Welcome” terrible insult in *their* language.

  • Richard

    Lives Frodo!! But my SUCKS SYNTAX!!

  • TomT

    Give me just one second. THERE!

  • stoney

    Save the Cheerleader, Save the world. Wait…that one’s in use already!
    Here goes nothing:
    Lost in Space…Found by THEM.

  • James

    Ice. Cold. World Frozen. Life Ends.
    Some of these other comments do not tell a story…

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