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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: 6-word stories (from the HOME page) Reply with quote

Wired magazine asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers to emulate Hemingway and write a 6-word story. Some are funny, some read like headlines, a few are even poignant. Here are the entries:

http://wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html

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I love Joss Whedon! But Gregory Maguire's actually almost made me cry.

What do you all think?


Care to turn your hand to it?

"You've only this chance to speak ..."

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pardon the typo in the heading of this thread ... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I wuv Joss too. Frank Miller is just him: stunning. But this one

Batman Sues Batsignal: Demands Trademark Royalties.
- Cory Doctorow


Simply brilliant!

So let me see...

Celegorm lunged: "The jewel is mine."

or

It skipped nicely, then it sank.

(Maglor and his Silmaril)

Suddenly she landed, I jumped up.

(Beren interrupting Luthien when she dances on the glades of Esgalduin)

Darkness rushed mother to the end.

(Faramir musing about his mother Finduilas)

How is that for a start?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made Silmarils. All down hill from there. (Feanor)

Found Silmaril. Burned remaining hand. Damn. (Maedhros)

Sang world into being. We rock. (The Ainur)

Shiny ring. My own. My precious... (several characters)


And a few my significant other came up with:

Think I can't hold liquor? *thud* (Gimli)

Amusement park no fun -- too short. (Frodo)

Loved her. But I was hungry. (not at all Tolkien-related, but had to be shared)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys rock Very Happy

*Ahem*

"Fire in the hole. Gotta follow."
(Glorfindel vs. balrog)

"Friends will be frie... Cut. Here."
(Beleg)

"Greed cages. Water cools its grip."
(Boromir)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad someone here likes it. Very Happy One of my LJ friends posted a link to it and it blew me away so I thought, with all the drabblers we have here, that it might spark some interest.

True some are great, funny, witty, poignant. But it's still Hemingway's that moves me the most:
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

You can draw so much from it.

Here's mine:

A weapon in my untrained hands.

do.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hemmingway's 6-worder made me think of a sort of epilogue to his story "Hills Like White Elephants".

As for the magazine stories, Orson Scott Card's "The baby's blood type? Human, mostly." cracked me up.

My humble attempts:
"Damn. Shouldn't have left the Shire." (Any of the Hobbits)

"I wear two feathers. Fear me?" (Robin Smallburrow)

"One day, my precious... lady Eowyn." (Grima)

"Wait a minute, who went sharp?" (Eru)

"Give them to me. I crave." (Ungoliant)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm

Naughty Fëanorians: Eru's gift to women.

Please all squee: the magnificent seven. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhapsody wrote:
Please all squee: the magnificent seven. Twisted Evil

Pointy-eared goodness. A fangirl's 7th heaven Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard isn't it? I wrote about 12 but there's only one that's even half-way decent:

I watch; time takes you swiftly.

(I had in mind Legolas and Eowyn, but it could be Legolas and Aragorn or even Legolas and Gimli...)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the moment, this is whatl I could come up with:


Everyone spoke, but no one heard.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Come closer" She pushed, we flew.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Come," she said.

(The shorter version)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LMAO - My inspiration from you two:


"Come." Fingers danced. Tongues twisted.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"She's my what?!?" Turin cried, aghast.
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