posted by lollardfish first - but I enjoyed reading the article, so I'm also posting the link to read all of the short-short stories published by Wired:
6 word stories
The exercise was inspired by Hemmingway's "story" - "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
my favorites from this writing exercise:
Rained, rained, rained, and never stopped.
- Howard Waldrop
K.I.A. Baghdad, Aged 18 - Closed Casket
- Richard K. Morgan
Osama’s time machine: President Gore concerned.
- Charles Stross
Dinosaurs return. Want their oil back.
- David Brin
The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
- Orson Scott Card
Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
- Eileen Gunn
Tick tock tick tock tick tick.
- Neal Stephenson
Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.
- Joss Whedon
Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
- Margaret Atwood
It’s behind you! Hurry before it
- Rockne S. O’Bannon