timekiller: six word short stories

This Wired article was pretty cool when it came out, but it's really cool when you're writing a novel and the characters are rebelling against you. Basically, Hemingway once wrote a short story in six words that he considered his best work, apparently:

For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.

There's 33 good-to-great ones there; it's an awesome exercise because, really, who's going to be intimidated by six words? My favorite is Orson Scott Card's:

The baby's blood type? Human, mostly.

Holler back, Ender.

Here's a few of mine.

There was only absence of sound.

The beast reared, heaved, and died.

She said they were scars; liar.

It's simple; just destroy the head.

"We love you," they said. Maybe.

I didn't want to be sold.

You took, but he never gave.

Tommy was obsessed; a shame, really.

Now go do your own and de-stress. I know midterms are afoot for a lot of us.