Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written By You
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In six words, write a story about a robotic pop star.
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A story about a self-aware, self-driving car
HE THINKS I WILL TAKE IT HOME.
—Stephen Clamage, by e-mail
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
A story about an occasional encounter with aliens
SO ABOUT YOUR PLANET’S EXTENDED WARRANTY….
– @ phorne96, via Twitter
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
A story about an international digital heist
THERE WAS NOTHING, ONLY ZEROS.
– @ jamesnsmith, via Twitter
“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
A story about a bizarre discovery in physics
GRAVITY WAS A CONSENSUAL AND SHARED ILLUSION.
—Mark Crane, via Facebook
Schrödinger’s cat is actually a dog. – @ tynanwrites, via Twitter