Six words

Perfect follow-up to NaNoWriMo:

Attempt to write a 6-word short story.

Hemingway is supposed to have written: “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” The above article lists several from a variety of Science Fiction authors. Here’s my first attempt:

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“Eve, lose Adam.”

(And I added a title, which the other examples didn’t have, and still kept it to 6. Of course, like most of the examples that are presented in the article, the above just provides the teaser. Most people would want the story filled out a little bit.)

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  1. DL Emerick

    I came; I saw; I conquered. — anon

    (Shorter in Latin: veni; vidi; vici.)

    (Give to Ceasar what is Ceasar’s.) — anon

    (Jesus said — his fingers were crossed.)

    God said “Cancel Genesis;” nothing was. — anon, after Arthur Clarke’s verbose prose.

    “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum; I smell.” — anon, my favorite truncation of poetry.

    “A penny saved is a penny.” — anon, my favorite truncation of wisdom.

    Gore gets Nobel; W gets wasted.

    Boxer rebellion puts down panty raid.