Rachel Neumeier

Fantasy and Young Adult Fantasy Author

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Six word stories

Over at tor.com, a lot of entertaining attempts to write stories in exactly six words.

I would say that nearly all of these are attempts at a good “hook”, but mostly they do not work as stories in the way that

For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.

works as a story. I expect the baby shoes were the inspiration for the six-word-story idea.

Here’s a good one, very similar to the baby shoes:

Invincible helm, dwarf made. Slightly dented.

This one might be my favorite:

Time machine, not yet previously owned.

Click through and pick your own favorite!

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