Thursday, February 16, 2012

Six Word Stories

Six Word Stories

I enjoy poking around on the internet and lately I've noticed all sorts of sites and blogs talking about six word stories.

Smith Magazine even has an annual six-word story show. Their website lists hundreds of "six word memoirs" on every imaginable subject.

Here in Canada our own CBC Radio's blog for the arts and entertainment show Q, held a six word love story contest.*

To inspire participants they posted some six word stories by famous authors:  

"Found true love. Married someone else." - Dave Eggers 
 "Starlet sex scandal. Giant squid involved." - Margaret Atwood
 "We kissed. She melted. Mop please!" - James Patrick Kelly
 "Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket." - William Shatner

I went looking for more and found these gems on Wired's website:

"Longed for him. Got him. Shit." - Margaret Atwood
"The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly." - Orson Scott Card
"Easy. Just touch the match to" - Ursula K. Le Guin

I guess if that novella-length wip I'm working on doesn't pan out I can always try something smaller. LOL


*Q's blog has a Modern Love series featuring topics such as monogamy and its alternative, relationship and sexual anxieties, arranged marriages, infidelity as a marriage saver—fascinating stuff.
Q Blog Modern Love

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