Varyn

Six Word Stories:

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On another forum, I found a link to this: http://www.sixwordstories.net/
I got a little bored, so decided to continue to it here for all you infinitely-creative, Sanderson fans. So, everyone, just have a go. :)

 

My attempt: "Dead men can still hold knives."

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"The Stick reigns," said the Stormfather.

 

(Thus, the meaning of Stormlight has changed and the villain is the Stick who refused to change).

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"The Stick reigns," said the Stormfather.

 

(Thus, the meaning of Stormlight it changed and the villain is the Stick who refused to change).

:) Oh, how fun it would be if the Stick was more powerful than the Stormfather, maybe even pre-splintering Adonalsium ;)

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That is when Instabam won everything. 

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Jelly donuts, free of evil souls!

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Brains in jars build all civilization.

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Ingredients: salt, potatoes, and nosy customers.

 

 

All days end--except last Thursday.

 

 

Don't look now, but Joseph Stalin.

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Commanding Awakened ropes to trip indiscriminately.

 

Peace, not throwing people off skyscrapers.

 

Snark and entropy, best pals forever.

 

I'm alive; the universe ended yesteryear.

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Going away. I won't be back.

 

Slightly gruesome:

Cheap deal: Fresh blood, newly harvested.

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Some of these are really good, guys. Looking forward to see more.

 

"I broke the game," he whispered.

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A smile with corpses squishing below.

 

The sunset smiled and slipped away.

 

Strongest hope rises in gloomy times.

 

Silver sheen, sharp edges, thrown swift. (Can you figure out what this describes? You should be able to do it by looking ONLY at this post.)

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There was an online article I had read a few months ago, can't remember the name, but it was about a writer who had asked his students to write six words that would make him cry. And yes, the winning entry was disturbing; I'm putting it in spoiler tags for people who don't want to be depressed.

 

For sale: Baby clothes, pram. Unused.

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There was an online article I had read a few months ago, can't remember the name, but it was about a writer who had asked his students to write six words that would make him cry. And yes, the winning entry was disturbing; I'm putting it in spoiler tags for people who don't want to be depressed.

 

For sale: Baby clothes, pram. Unused.

That is, in actuality, extremely depressing, though I must respect that s creative, nonetheless.

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If you can read this, RUN!

 

 

Five. Four. Three. Two. One-KSHSHHKHSHSSHSHSH

 

 

The twisted, rusted sign read 'Seattle'.

 

 

It came from the rain forest.

 

 

Remember when we had one moon?

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She never did come back for him

Underneath their masks, Everyone is afraid

"And yet, you call yourself human?"

They say skies were blue, once.

"Lyra will be glorious!" "For you."

"You mean he won't recognize me?"

This is actually pretty fun, even if not all of these "stories" are super happy.

Did my self portrait just blink?

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Hah, no, this is no mask.

 

They took something, you feel empty.

 

Missing brick, if found call house.

 

The store was only there wednesdays.

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The competition one: ouch my heart :(.

Storming weather - a spren, holding leaves.

Tears hidden, heart crushed, she left.

Yeah, everything I'm coming up with or playing around with is pretty morbid. I guess cause it's hard to convey serious emotion in only six words.

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I've forty deaths, by my count.

 

As the sun fell, worlds died.

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To be or not to be?

 

Wait........ what was the question again?

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This Wikipedia article suggests that a variant of the sad one above, For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn is the "original" Six Word Story, dating from around 1910.

My introduction to these came a few weeks ago, when xkcd based a comic on that one. See spoiler below for the lighter/more humorous versions from that comic.

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My own attempt at a lighter one:

Hawaii Coastguard Rescues Confused "Couch Surfers"

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The forum goers used this thread.

 

He awoke and started burning tin.

 

"Success!" he cheered, lifting the trophy.

 

"BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY!" (Yes, I know, it's from Lord of the Rings, but it's still a great six-word story)

 

"The theories meld. It's quite confusing."

 

The Sharder forced himself to stop.

 

(That last one is a true story. This is fun.)

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Harder than it seems!

 

 

One bullet. Last chance. She missed.

 

Notice: Thoughts are privileges, not rights.

 

We all have to die. Once.

 

 

Man, why is it so much easier to write these things as depressing/dystopian?

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Kingdom, up for auction. Your bid?

 

 

The safest cookies have no spikes.

 

 

Shimmering petals danced on the whirlwind.

 

Harder than it seems!

 

 . . . .

 

Man, why is it so much easier to write these things as depressing/dystopian?

Because conflict is not inherently happy. ;) 

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Because conflict is not inherently happy. ;)

Six words. It actually works well.

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All right, I'll try this out.

 

Lost planet.  Help me look? Reward.

 

We were wrong about yesterday's disaster.

 

Monster fighting on a budget stinks.

 

And a twist on the classic:

For sale: Apocalypse device.  Used once.

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