Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Six Word Storytime


I enjoyed reading your contributions to last week's Six Word Stories*. Let's play again. I'll go first. Write whatever you like. I feel like rewriting children's books. If you like pithy reviews of children's books, check out Emily Reads and Book-A-Minute.

Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White:
Some pig! Some spider! No bacon.

Constance: A Story of Early Plymouth, by Patricia Clapp:
"I hate you!"
"Kiss me."
"Okay."

Sleeping Beauty, retold by Trina Schart Hyman:
"What is a spindle? Owwwwwch." (Snore.)

*Six Word Story concept stolen from the pages of Fishsuit. I'm hoping to settle out of court.

Update: Six Word Stories is a meme. I don't have to pay Fishsuit anything. Here is Wired magazine's feature on six word stories by science-fiction authors: Very Short Stories. My favorites are by Neil Gaiman and Ursula K. LeGuin. Thanks to Bede for the link.

8 comments:

Lady K said...

Cigna: "It's just not justifiable."

Lady K: "Be me."

Lady K said...

P.S. I really hope you settle out of court, 'cause I really LIKE this game... HUGS!

Nonny said...

"Jaws" by Peter Benchley

"Their gonna need a bigger boat".

limpy99 said...

Lord of the Rings:

"This ring's heavy."

"Throw it away"

Lone Star Ma said...

Ella Enchanted:
"Do what I say."
"Grf. Okay."

Cinderella:
Clean up. Dress up. Marry up.

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress:
Free people. Free computers. Marry many.

Stranger In A Strange Land:
Don't be jealous. Eat your friends.

Scott said...

You DO need to pay, and I need the money NOW. I owe Caterina.net a boatload.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Scott: The cheque is in the mail. Watch for it!

No, keep watching for it.

goddess of clarity said...

How 'bout some political ones, one week from election day?

We'll stay the course in Iraq.

Congressional pages aren't turned so easily.

The commission's report is delayed indefinitely.

The president never reads a newspaper.