Q is for quitter

Spoiler alert: this post is the product of pure laziness.  I worked late today, leaving two hours after I’m normally scheduled to leave.  By the time I got home, I was utterly exhausted and not willing to expend any more energy than needed.  While making and eating dinner, I caught up on some tv shows, and ultimately ended up on YouTube (as I am often wont to do).  Some time during my brainless binge-watching, I remembered that I had to write my daily A-to-Z post.  But, real talk?  I’m super tired and unable to think straight.  So instead of getting a real blog post today, you get this stream-of-consciousness rambling.  Sorry! So today, Q is for quitter.  I just don’t have the energy for anything more substantial.  But, I would feel terrible if this aimless post was a complete waste of your time.  So I have included some six-word stories for your (potential) enjoyment below.  Here are some on-topic works:

“Too tired, or too lazy?”  “Touché.”

Sucked into YouTube wormhole.  Send help!

My life needs a pause button.

And some random ones:

Quoth the apathetic raven, “Meh, maybe.”

Date with destiny.  Suggest going dutch.

First contact: “New fone. who dis?”

Sorry again for this lazy post!  I promise I have some fun stuff scheduled for the rest of this week.

I really am super tired though.  Time for bed.  Good night, blogosphere!


Six-word Stories and the State of the Union (between me and the blogosphere)

Hello all!  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s!  Sorry that there has been a dearth of activity from me over the past month.  The holiday season is always so busy, and in my attempt to recharge, I lost all sense of urgency re: blogging.  That said, I have a few posts in the hopper, and hope to have something more substantial out within the week.  Until then, I’ve got some six-word narratives for you below!

As the story goes, Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a complete tale using only six words.  He won the bet with the following:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

While the attribution of this story to Hemingway is under debate, the concept of a six-word narrative has become incredibly popular as an extreme version of flash fiction.  It’s definitely a great writing exercise; I find that sometimes I write something that is less of a story and more of an aphorism or mere idea, but it’s still fun to try.

Every month, io9.com puts up a prompt to write six-word science fiction.  Here are some that I’ve contributed in the past two months:

“The EMP disabled Rudolph’s nose!” Crash!

Cryo failed. Awake for years. (Coffee.)

The screensaver activated; the world ended.

Earth. Warning: Here there be monsters!

Help Wanted (Humans need not apply.)

Traded immortality for love. Worth it.

Have you ever written a six-word story?  Feel free to give it a try in the comments!