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http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html

 

Almost Haiku-ish. This is a very fun exercise.

 

My favorite Sci Fi author David Brin posted this on his FB page. I offered.

 

"Progenitors uplift, library stagnates, galaxies reduce."

 

Of course it was tailored to him if you've read his novels but he replied he liked it!

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Here's one from an old Tracy & Hepburn movie script: "Kiss me stupid." And he does.

See, there's no comma after the "me". Get it?

Why do I try.

- Thoth.

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"He eats jelly worms and dies."

- An 11-year-old neighbor.

(Kids today still know about jelly worms? It's nice to know my generation has passed along something lasting.)

- Thoth.

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Tonight my zombies eat your brain.

 

Young entrepreneur makes good in Hell.

 

Puppies can cure colon cancer: insert.

 

Storms are just the gods urinating.

 

Urine floods wipe out Los Angeles.

 

You know, with a dark enough sensibility, these six word log lines come pretty easily.

- Thoth.

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Tonight my zombies eat your brain.

 

Young entrepreneur makes good in Hell.

 

Puppies can cure colon cancer: insert.

 

Storms are just the gods urinating.

 

Urine floods wipe out Los Angeles.

 

You know, with a dark enough sensibility, these six word log lines come pretty easily.

- Thoth.

 

I think you need to be careful though, a lot of what I posted were not STORIES, they were more along the lines of sayings, or proverbs. The 6 words should tell a complete STORY. THis thought has stopped alot of the ones I was thinking about. It's a fun exercise though huh?

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Few tell a complete story, even in your example at: Sixwords

 

For example: Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so. - Joss Whedon

 

It sure sounds like Whedon. But it isn't even so much a log line as an event description. Well, maybe it's a very short story.

 

Know what? If you Google "six words" you get a whole lot of this stuff. Consider six-word memoirs.

- Thoth

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Few tell a complete story, even in your example at: Sixwords

 

For example: Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so. - Joss Whedon

 

It sure sounds like Whedon. But it isn't even so much a log line as an event description. Well, maybe it's a very short story.

 

Know what? If you Google "six words" you get a whole lot of this stuff. Consider six-word memoirs.

- Thoth

 

Yeah Forget Twitter, that's way too many characters.

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