Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Six-Word Novels

A person just died somewhere. Another.







Government investigates government corruption. Reveals: corruption.






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14 comments:

invisible_hand said...

here's another one:

i love you. i loved you.

Admiral Meriweather said...

It is startlingly easy to lapse into epigrams. For instance: "Death is easy; dying, less so."

But that's not what this is about. It's about telling a story, which is worlds more difficult.

oliver said...

here's one:

You're my temptation. I give in.

Liana said...

banned from zoo. now masturbate privately.

green eggs and me said...

some attempts:

It's cold. You're hot. Come inside.

We're wrong for each other... right?

I sit on your couch. Waiting.

Rebecca said...

Understand, I'm sorry I said no.

green eggs and me said...

Being three thousand miles away helps.

HCT said...

the island is nicer without you

Samantha said...
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Samantha said...

Gave her a chance. Fuckin' zombies.

Admiral Meriweather said...

There's a Sappho fragment that does it in three words: "You burn me." But the rest of the parchment would lend specificity--"You jerk! That's our last giraffe," works better in the long run, for instance.

Admiral Meriweather said...

Here's my question--which is better?

For sale: babies' shoes, never worn.

or

For sale: babies' shoes, worn once.

Samantha said...

Aliens abducted Grandma. What to bury?

green eggs and me said...

I hate that I forgive you.

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