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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Six Word Novels



The six-word novel is becoming a thing. Most famous, and probably the inspiration for it all, is Hemingway's famous: “For sale. Baby shoes. Never used.”

The current challenge is issued by the IO9 website, for specifically science-fiction titles. I can do this. At least, it doesn't take much time to write a novel in six words. A few ideas:


Virus killed everyone but us two.

Alien contact. Friendly? Maybe. Not. Fight.

Worldeater comes. Feed it Pluto boobytrapped.

Marooned. Planet of women. Casus belli.

Brain in a vat. Power shortage.

Clones Attack. Same antibodies. Infect all.

World ends. Space ark finds wormhole.

Canada conquers world, then melts.

Pumpkin spice latte is people!

Past light speed. End before beginning.

Overpopulation. Shrink people. Dinosaurs return. Asteroid.

Vacant world. Paradise. Wait--something underground.

Virus killed everyone but us two.

Alien contact. Friendly? Maybe. Not. Fight.

Worldeater comes. Feed it Pluto boobytrapped.

Marooned. Planet of women. Casus belli.

Brain in a vat. Power shortage.

Clones Attack. Same antibodies. Infect all.

World ends. Space ark finds wormhole.

Canada conquers world, then melts.

pumpkin spice latte is people!

Past light speed. End before beginning.

Overpopulation. Shrink people. Dinosaurs return. Asteroid.

Vacant world. Paradise. Wait--something underground.

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