Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” —and is said to have called it his best work.
Wired Magazine asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves:
Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
– Eileen Gunn
Automobile warranty expires. So does engine.
– Stan Lee
Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time
– Alan Moore
The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
– Orson Scott Card
Kirby had never eaten toes before.
– Kevin Smith
Read full selection here.
One Sentence is about telling your story, briefly. Insignificant stories, everyday stories, or turning-point-in-your-life stories, boiled down to their bare essentials. Samples:
I learned to believe a person when they say, “Trust me, thats flammable.”
She realized I had lied about my “restaurant experience” when she saw her ceiling was dripping with balsamic vinaigrette.
If I had known I was going to accidentally turn my head to face yours at just the right moment, I would have chosen a much more romantic setting than a Walgreen’s parking lot.
As I walked away, it started to rain, and I thought it was a beautiful end to the relationship.
Read more or upload your own here.