Thursday, October 26, 2006

Very Very Short Stories!

Slashdot had a post about some Very Short Short Stories all written in six words. I like Hemingway's ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") though it seems like a very sad story. I prefer to think its a story about a hillbilly baby who never had to wear shoes and spent her days frolicing barefoot in the dew-laced bluegrass of Kentucky.

There was one by Ben Bova (?) with religious overtones that I liked ("To save humankind he died again"), though if I was his editor I'd have changed it to "mankind" so it wouldn't sound so affected.

Here's mine, which also has religious overtones. Actually I had two similar ones but only posted one on the Wired blog. Here they are:
Jesus!?! When did you get here?

Jesus!?! Um...we weren't expecting you!
Add your (religious themed or not) six word stories in the comments.

9 Comments:

Blogger Gregory said...

#1: Souls lost, but for His blood.

#2: Car wreck. Four dead. Lone survivor.

10/27/2006 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger Milehimama said...

Ben Bova is HUGE in the scifi book world. He's written over 100 (mostly good) books.

Fire's out? Ok, first disconnect electricity.

10/27/2006 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baby's asleep. Mama and Daddy party!

10/28/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

St. Augustine:

Man lost, God found. Thanks mom!

10/31/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Lord of the Flies, William Golding:

Kids need parents around. Go figure.

10/31/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

wishful thinking: John Kerry denied Communion.

11/01/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Ttony said...

Sorry, Holy Father? You meant eastward?

11/08/2006 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Ttony said...

"No, Sr Angelica, no! Vatican Two!"

11/08/2006 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Ttony said...

Who said Vatican Two was normative?

(I'll stop now.)

11/08/2006 05:01:00 PM  

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