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Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written By You

Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written By You

THE GUEST OF THIS MONTH

In six words, write a story about a robotic pop star.

 

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August 2021

 

A story about a self-aware, self-driving car

 

ILLUSTRATION: PURPLE ROSE 

 

HE THINKS I WILL TAKE IT HOME.

 

—Stephen Clamage, by e-mail

 


Honorable Mentions:

I take lithium for range anxiety. – @ jamesjoaquin, via Twitter

I still dreamed of the highway. —James Wortz, via Facebook

Honestly, officer, the human was driving. —Steve Magid, by e-mail

Don’t make me stop. – @ atlrun, via Twitter

The smart car has gone mad. – @ frascafrasca, via Twitter

The grandmother or the baby, shit. – @ gaophilip, via Twitter

Have I chosen the right path? —Andrew Dawson, by email

It gets caught on long journeys. —Wade Sheppard, by email

It’s my way on the highway. —@Manu.life, via Instagram


 

JULY 2021

 

A story about an occasional encounter with aliens

 

ILLUSTRATION: PURPLE ROSE 

 

SO ABOUT YOUR PLANET’S EXTENDED WARRANTY….

 

– @ phorne96, via Twitter

 


Honorable Mentions:

You look nothing like your photo. – @ markgyles, via Twitter

Lights, camera… where did he go? —Thalia925, by e-mail

They came, too late, for Elvis. —Bruce Lyon, via Facebook

In search of vital fluids, they requisitioned snacks. —Scott Medintz, by email

Do you have the right space-time? —Richard Krzemien, by email

I woke up with a deepening thought. – @ andynez, via Twitter

Take us to the Nigerian Prince. —Juan Garcia, via Facebook

Quite unexpectedly, cocktail recipes were traded. —John Wagner, by email

You are an alien! No you are! – @simon_staffans, via Twitter


 

JUNE 2021

 

A story about an international digital heist

 

ILLUSTRATION: PURPLE ROSE 

 

THERE WAS NOTHING, ONLY ZEROS.

 

– @ jamesnsmith, via Twitter

 


Honorable Mentions:

“Give it back,” the ATM said. —Lauren Dolan, by email

They never suspected that Alexa was Alexei. —Liz Ransom, by email

Why wouldn’t I help a prince? —Harleigh Marsh, via Facebook

They said not fungible. They were wrong. – @ eminay86, via Twitter

Use his eyeball while it’s time. —Noreen Anastasia, via Facebook

“Update later” was not the right choice. – @terryfphotos, via Instagram

Check Google Maps. Kiev is gone. —R0cket fr0g, by e-mail

They fled on the blockchain. —JYRWG, by e-mail

All the cat photos are gone. The police baffled. —@John.cartan, via Instagram


 

MAY 2021

 

A story about a bizarre discovery in physics

 

ILLUSTRATION: PURPLE ROSE 

 

GRAVITY WAS A CONSENSUAL AND SHARED ILLUSION.

 

—Mark Crane, via Facebook

 


Honorable Mentions:

Schrödinger’s cat is actually a dog. – @ tynanwrites, via Twitter

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