Six word stories and one sentence stories.

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.”

Sam W.:
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.

Jake Justice:
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.