Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Short(er) fiction

Wired Magazine asks a host of sci-fi, fantasy and horror writers to follow in Ernest Hemingway's footsteps and write a six word short story.

My favourite? Either Margaret Atwood's "Longed for him. Got him. Shit", Neal Stephenson's "Tick tock tick tock tick tick" or Brian Herbert's "Epitaph: He shouldn't have fed it".

That said, Hemingway's original is probably better than them all: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn".

Feel free to leave your own efforts in the comments box...

(Thanks to Simon for the link.)

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