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Very Short Stories

Postby synaesthesia » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:06 am UTC

Recently I discovered a brilliant activity that involves writing short stories in six words. So, I decided I would put the creative and language skills of the XKCDers to the test. Try to tell a story in only 6 words, no more, no less...five, is right out, etc.

A few examples...
"You survived. I didn't. Who's narrating?"

She was sultry. I was horny.

"Purple sleeps loudly."
"It's dysphasia."
"Tramway."

He tried; the world moved on.

From famous people:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
- Ernest Hemingway

Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
- William Shatner

With bloody hands, I say good-bye.
- Frank Miller

Try not to simply write six-word sentences, rather than actual stories. Attempt a plot. Well, maybe not a plot, but at least the implication of an event or some sort of occurence, characters or character development, etc. Enjoy :D
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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:18 am UTC

Roar with me.
We must change.
i hurd u liek mudkips???

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Postby mwace » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:22 am UTC

You're parents say you're an accident.

Used to kill kittens. Upgraded girlfriend.

Server is empty. Now watching televsion.

America seeking qualified president, know constitution.


(This is fun!)

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Postby fletch44 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:05 pm UTC

Chimney smells bad. Child sweep missing.

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Postby Verysillyman » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:18 pm UTC

Writers block. Story comes out bad.

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Postby Twasbrillig » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:18 pm UTC

Guy.

Hates Evil.

PLOT TWIST (ZOMG.)

Wtf?!
I want to have Bakemaster's babies. It's possible, with science.

I wonder if you can see...
...what is wrong with my signature?

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Postby thomasjmaccoll » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:27 pm UTC

why not here? oh, killed?! SUSAN?!
slow down, you move too fast

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Postby Verysillyman » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:28 pm UTC

He could not find his glasses.

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Postby Mix » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:32 pm UTC

Lady Luck smiles as lightning strikes.

Empty cookie jar. My stomach hurts.

Weatherman: A butterfly flapped its wings.

Flashes of light, a broken mirror.

My coffeemaker is dead, I weep.

It was a miracle, I'm sure.

And then the music stopped again.

Gone, for once and for all.
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Postby Narsil » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:33 pm UTC

What he lacked in brains, he made up with others'.
(Damn I couldn't cut this one down.)

Death was just a hurdle for him.
(closer, not quite)

"Cross?"
"Check."
"Garlic?"
"Check."
"Silver Bullets?"
"......"
Spoiler:
EsotericWombat wrote:MORE JUNK THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR

Mother Superior wrote:What's he got that I dont?
*sees Narsil's sig*
Oh... that.

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Postby Oort » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:24 pm UTC

He was a waste of carbon.

Former artist now just watches movies.

Buffy stole a year of television. (dang, it didn't work. The idea was that I watched the entire show, and it stole many hours of my life.)

Hulking monster seeks strong, reanimated woman.

Whos is cool? I'll never understand.

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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:28 pm UTC

Who's on first base? Who is!
i hurd u liek mudkips???

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Postby Oort » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:32 pm UTC

I'm a fan of all seven.

What is love? Baby don't hurt me.

Giant squid found.What happens now?

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Postby fletch44 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:01 pm UTC

Peshmerga wrote:Who's on first base? Who is!


What's on first? He's on second!

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Postby Twasbrillig » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:57 pm UTC

No more of those jokes, children. ^^^^



Guy. Big brother. Tortured. Girl dies.
I want to have Bakemaster's babies. It's possible, with science.

I wonder if you can see...
...what is wrong with my signature?

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Postby Peshmerga » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:03 am UTC

Oh that was very original, Twasbrillig.
i hurd u liek mudkips???

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Postby German Sausage » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:12 am UTC

He was so ugly, everybody died

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Postby SpitValve » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:52 am UTC

Woke
Ate
Bored
Ate
Bored
Slept

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Postby Kin » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:36 am UTC

No one watched, Big Brother won.

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Postby Nomic » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:13 pm UTC

The world is ending. Nobody cares.

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Postby digitrev » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:24 pm UTC

What now? The world ends. Shit.
Together we will make the octopus nervous.
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Postby mwace » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:55 pm UTC

BRAAAIIINNS! BRAAAIIIIIIINS!!! BRAAAAAIIIINS!! BRAAAIIIIINNNNS!!! BRAAAIIIINNNNNS!! BRAAAIIIIIIINNNNSSS!!!!

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Postby Verysillyman » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:01 pm UTC

i'm sure i nearly bought a book of these. They were mostly famous stories compressed. Like pride and prejudice.

Oh and to stick strictly to topic:

Man in bookstore. Doesn't buy anything.

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Postby rockintom99 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:18 pm UTC

Meteor coming! Run! Wait, false alarm.
THIS IS A SIGNATURE.

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Postby Ephphatha » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:19 pm UTC

Boy meets girl. Falls in love.

A dead man sees many ghosts.
I'm not lazy, I'm just getting in early for Christmas is all...

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Postby wmoonw » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:08 pm UTC

Man explodes marshmallow factory. Chaos ensues.

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Postby rockintom99 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:11 pm UTC

Got in a fight; Triangle wins.
THIS IS A SIGNATURE.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:20 pm UTC

I ran, but failed, Congratulations Bush.

Let him who hath understanding reckon.

"And so we stand.
"Damn. Stood."
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Postby Verysillyman » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:33 am UTC

rockintom99 wrote:Got in a fight; Triangle wins.


:D

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Postby fjafjan » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:13 am UTC

Fire to fleeing, the battle they lost.

Noob Lucky HS, timed out
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Postby Pau! » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:45 am UTC

Glimpsed briliance, then lost to love.
"Materialism and vanity are tools of youth and fear. We'll grow up. " Sarah Lyons

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:30 pm UTC

I am writing this meta story
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Postby Narsil » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:50 pm UTC

One split atom. So much destruction.
Spoiler:
EsotericWombat wrote:MORE JUNK THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR

Mother Superior wrote:What's he got that I dont?
*sees Narsil's sig*
Oh... that.

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Postby Arkohn » Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:00 pm UTC

My personaly favorite short short story:

"machine. I accidentally created a time"

It was written by someone famous but for the life of me I can't remember. It was in Wired last month

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Postby Ronfar » Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:17 am UTC

[url=http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html]Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
- Margaret Atwood[/url]

^^ Not my own, but quite awesome.

How's this for an attempt...

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Postby hermaj » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:18 am UTC

Bump bump ouch grargh ouch bump.

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Postby xooll » Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:11 am UTC

Here's a condensed version of Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground:
People suck. It's nice down here.
So, I got tired of the fact that the appearance of my band name in my signature made my posts on this forum the dominant result when googling for my music. Anyway, if you think I might happen to be a good musician, you can test this theory here.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:30 pm UTC

And here's Tolkein's LoTR:
Powerful ring, Big Journey, Ring Destroyed.
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It goes on.

Postby Wedge » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:28 pm UTC

Love games. Give me five minutes:

Wife missing, filesystem next in line.

We say: Ex Kay, Nix Nei!

Complex in numbers, simple in life.

Segmentation fault. Core dumped. You suck.

Life! Don't tell me about life!

Binding Ring with lifetime guarantee returned.

Nuff said, GL HF.

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Postby Kin » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:46 pm UTC

System error, self-destruct in three...two...


____

^Although I just thought of that, I can't shake the feeling it's been ripped from some bottom of the memory-memory.


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