6 word stories Planning and drafting
Very Short Stories It is said that Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
Other Examples of 6 word stories • Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.- William Shatner • Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?- Eileen Gunn • Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.- Joss Whedon • Automobile warranty expires. So does engine.- Stan Lee • Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time- Alan Moore • Wasted day. Wasted life. Dessert, please.- Steven Meretzky • “Cellar?” “Gate to, uh … hell, actually.”- Ronald D. Moore • Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth.- VernorVinge • It cost too much, staying human.- Bruce Sterling • I’m dead. I’ve missed you. Kiss … ?- Neil Gaiman • The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.- Orson Scott Card • Kirby had never eaten toes before.- Kevin Smith • “I couldn’t believe she’d shoot me.”- Howard Chaykin
Task 1: Write 3 of your own 6 word stories.
Task 2: Expand one of your 6 word stories into a plan for a full story.
Task 3: Write the opening paragraph. (HOOK THE READER)
HW: Write the first draft of your story...