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  • Dozens of our favorite auteurs put their words to paper. Sure, Arthur C. Clarke refused
    to trim his ("God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist."), but the
    rest are concise masterpieces. (See a few of these below...)
    WIRED MAGAZINE




    SIX WORD STORY CRAZE SWEEPS COWBIRD!
    COWBIRD WRITERS JOIN SIX WORD FUN!
    THIS IS THE NEW NANO LIT!
    APPLAUSE FOR ALL SIX WORD STORYTELLERS!
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL STORIES!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!







    Here are a few of the Six Word Stories from Famous Writers published in WIRED. Enjoy!

    Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
    - Eileen Gunn

    Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
    - Margaret Atwood

    Internet “wakes up?” Ridicu -
    no carrier.
    - Charles Stross

    Lie detector eyeglasses perfected: Civilization collapses.
    - Richard Powers

    TIME MACHINE REACHES FUTURE!!! … nobody there …
    - Harry Harrison

    Easy. Just touch the match to
    - Ursula K. Le Guin

    Epitaph: He shouldn't have fed it.
    - Brian Herbert

    Batman Sues Batsignal: Demands Trademark Royalties.
    - Cory Doctorow

    God to Earth: “Cry more, noobs!”
    - Marc Laidlaw

    Help! Trapped in a text adventure!
    - Marc Laidlaw

    Dinosaurs return. Want their oil back.
    - David Brin

    Will this do (lazy writer asked)?
    - Ken MacLeod

    Salinger story: three koans in fountain.
    - Howard Waldrop

    Time traveler's thought: "What's the password?"
    - Steven Meretzky

    Steve ignores editor's word limit and
    - Steven Meretzky

    Leia: "Baby's yours." Luke: "Bad news…"
    - Steven Meretzky

    Dorothy: "Fuck it, I'll stay here."
    - Steven Meretzky






    (Photograph by AJN in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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