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2 months ago

Since I’ve been feeling pretty lonely in this dead corner of the site, I’ve decided to come up with a creative writing exercise. Many of you are probably reading stuff or procrastinating working on your contest storygames, but why not take a couple of minutes from procrastination and try out this fun and very short little activity?

The task: Write a story in six words.

At some point, you’ve probably heard of the six-word story “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” allegedly originating from Hemingway. Wikipedia calls it an extreme example of flash fiction. I’m quite interested in taking a look at how y’all express your creativity in such a condensed format.

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2 months ago
Started a thread, never got replies.

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2 months ago

Because you were so kind to be the first one to reply to my thread, I'll reward you with an in-depth review of your six-word story:

Well. So it looks like you know how to count, which likely suggests that you managed to pass kindergarten, or even first grade. One of my main problems with your story is that it can't stand alone and wouldn't make much sense when taken outside of the context. This probably could be remedied, however, by changing a word or two. Another issue is the lack of substantial content; there's nothing particularly interesting about it because it's missing the whole "why should your reader care?" component. In the future, I'd recommend you to pay more attention to writing your story's plot.

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2 months ago

The bitchiness is strong in this one, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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2 months ago

*Sigh* I just couldn't resist. Mizal may be rubbing off on me.

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2 months ago

Well, I guess I've been lucky enough to never be on the wrong side of Mizal's bitchiness, which, from what I've seen is pretty high quality. The only wrong side I've been on anyones bitchy side on this site is Steve's low-fi bitchiness, which compared to Mizal's is like a whining baby to an angry ex-wife. Different poisons, but one definitely has a bit more direction and knows how to go for your nutz.

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2 months ago

I find that surprising. It looks like you've been around for a while?

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2 months ago

Early 2015, but I've been on and off the site as an active member. I've yet to gotten around to publishing one of my storygames, though I am actively working on one for the contest.

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2 months ago
no u

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2 months ago

Holy shit, is that a blank?

Work with it don't molest it

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2 months ago

My last day here. Blueberry pancakes.

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2 months ago

I don't count so good.

An actual one: "Mummy, not the knife again... Please."

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2 months ago

"Sorry, we don't sell smaller coffins."

Jumped. Realised I want to live.

 

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2 months ago

One that's been done before: "My reflection blinked."
(These ones might function better as a writing prompt than an actual 6-word story)

Acid rain falling on dead skin.

It hurts to be buried alive.

A healer sold us poison.

No sign of any ships today.

 

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2 months ago
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2 months ago

True that a lot of these can be expanded into full stories. The ultimate challenge, really, is to write one small detail but imply a whole world. Looking at some of the other replies, I'd say Romulus and AzBaz were able to do this especially well.

I like the last one you put there. It's not terribly specific, but it certainly opens up the imagination.

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2 months ago

Yeah, mine really expands into the reader's imagination to portray a sad, merciless World, capturing the helplessness of a simpleton who's picked on by his peers for not having a basic grasp on arithmetic. Heartbreaking...

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2 months ago
Not understanding stories, people posted anyway.

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2 months ago

Unfortunately procrastinating: posted in this thread.

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2 months ago

Always double check the bigger freezers...

Shat in bushes, need new shirt.

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2 months ago
Astronauts' screams, fires on the launchpad.

Goons never ate, killed without remorse.

The last of humanity died alone.

He passed the examination, fire him.

Shutdown sequence begins in thirty seconds.

The final answer never really existed.

She could forgive, but never forget.

Age was our blessing and curse.

The daredevil's son will replace him.

Onward sailors, bring me that horizon.

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2 months ago

The sock hurt my dick: yank! 

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2 months ago

Get the fucking goose out, now!

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2 months ago

Argument deleted, not exactly sure why

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

thank you for the hyperlink, friend

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2 months ago

Wrote a story in six words.

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2 months ago

No you didn't. Well, not really.

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2 months ago

I do worry about your intelligence... (or rather, lack thereof...)

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2 months ago

Thank you. I make sure to keep my brain cells and neurons to a minimum. I have to make sure that I stay stupid enough to believe Trump's bullshit and try to deny global warming.

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2 months ago

You're both idiots. Only six words.

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2 months ago

Why make it political?... Just... Why?

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2 months ago

It's just has to be a fetish.

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2 months ago

That's seven words, you silly chungus.

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2 months ago

Goddammit, and you edit locked it.

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2 months ago

That's technically 7 too, you know.

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2 months ago

I'm only a little brain dead

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2 months ago

Understood, not as perfect as me.

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2 months ago

Because politics are good for everyone. At least that's what my limited number of brain cells tells me.

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2 months ago

Like you never heard! This words!
 

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2 months ago

Lock it up, it's too dumb.

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2 months ago

That's too good. Try mental hospital.

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2 months ago

That's not where the idiots go!

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2 months ago

Where do we put them, Sent?

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2 months ago

In the dum-dum hole of course!

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2 months ago

You know, that's technically seven words. :)

Also, emojis are not words, right?

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2 months ago

Dum-dum is word, God Dammit's compound.

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2 months ago

I am full...

 

"So, who's missing?"

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2 months ago

'My variation of this trend of cannibal six word stories would be this-

'So... full...'

?'Wait. Where is Jerry?'

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2 months ago

That works too, although I was going for a werewolf thing.