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!
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!