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Original Six Word Stories
« on: 24 Jan 2021, 10:28 »
Everyone is probably aware of the first example of the "Six Word Story":

"For Sale: Baby shoes. Never worn."

The concept is that an image of a story can be placed in the mind of the reader with only six words. The story will never be complete but the best ones will stay with the reader in either some mysterious or humorous way, or some other third way.

I started this thread because I had an idea to create a book or calendar or roll of toilet paper that has one Six Word Story per leaf, and I'm lazy and can't come up with (at most) 365 or so such stories myself so please post below if you have one of your own original ones.

But, I do have one to start us off with of my own creation:

"My hand passes through my gravestone."

(All Six Word Stories within this thread are owned exclusively by Mandle and you will get a mention somewhere if the final product ever appears in any form but if it's toilet paper your name may be on the wipe-side.)
« Last Edit: 24 Jan 2021, 13:27 by Mandle »

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #1 on: 24 Jan 2021, 10:32 »
Got another one:

"Toilet paper. There's a wipe-side?!"

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #2 on: 24 Jan 2021, 10:55 »
Ohhhh, another one I just came up with:

"Sit still, or it might hear."
« Last Edit: 24 Jan 2021, 10:58 by Mandle »

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #3 on: 24 Jan 2021, 11:10 »
They keep coming, gah, I can't stop now!

"Estate Sale Agreement: Never excavate grounds."
« Last Edit: 24 Jan 2021, 11:26 by Mandle »

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #4 on: 24 Jan 2021, 11:31 »
"You can't see her? I can."

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #5 on: 24 Jan 2021, 12:16 »
"Dying before turning around was merciful."

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #6 on: 24 Jan 2021, 14:50 »
"For Sale: Baby shoes. Never worn."
I get that the story is meant to make you think that the baby died. But I honestly can't help but think that the baby was simply born with big feet, and that it's actually a story about how you shouldn't buy too many baby clothes for a newborn.

So here's my six word story:
Why did Thanos just snap his...

Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #7 on: 24 Jan 2021, 15:59 »
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"Toilet paper. There's a wipe-side?!"
(laugh)

I've got two more:

- Donald pushed the red button.
- again?


And:

Give me my body back LeChuck

Of course it's easier when you use names.
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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #8 on: 24 Jan 2021, 22:35 »
"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine"

"Ovaltine? A Crummy commercial? Sonuva b*tch."

Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #9 on: 24 Jan 2021, 23:20 »
Chuck Norris used five words  (laugh).

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #10 on: 24 Jan 2021, 23:27 »
I get that the story is meant to make you think that the baby died. But I honestly can't help but think that the baby was simply born with big feet, and that it's actually a story about how you shouldn't buy too many baby clothes for a newborn.

So here's my six word story:
Why did Thanos just snap his...

There are quite a few possibilities. I seem to remember discussing them somewhere in this forum perhaps.
It's also possible that the mother knitted pink booties or bought pink shoes in the hopes of a daughter and the baby was a boy (back when pink and blue were more of a strict tradition).

Also, I love the Thanos story! Is that of your own creation?

Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #11 on: 25 Jan 2021, 18:42 »
Cold winds over the reeds,

Yet buds on the kneeling birch tree,

The swallows have come home.


Wait, wrong format. Stand by!

"Shit! Mud-spike! Five o'clock! Close!"

Or perhaps

"Where thoughts come to die"

Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #12 on: 25 Jan 2021, 19:28 »
For Sale:
Baby Shoes.
Size Thirteen

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #13 on: 25 Jan 2021, 22:01 »
For Sale:
Baby Shoes.
Size Thirteen


HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Perhaps a clown couple were hoping for a clown child but they had a normal one instead... So many possibilities!!!
« Last Edit: 25 Jan 2021, 22:03 by Mandle »

Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #14 on: 25 Jan 2021, 22:45 »
New blowfish chef required. Insurance essential.
 

Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #15 on: 25 Jan 2021, 22:59 »
Watch out! Stairs!
Stairs? What stairrrrrrrr

Watch out! Pole!
Pole? What POW

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #16 on: 26 Jan 2021, 15:16 »
Also, I love the Thanos story! Is that of your own creation?
Yep, I made it there and then. Thanks.  :-D
It took a while to come up with it though.  :-[

Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #17 on: 26 Jan 2021, 17:34 »
"They did not imagine - they remembered."

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #18 on: 26 Jan 2021, 20:55 »
New blowfish chef required. Insurance essential.

Love it!!!

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Re: Original Six Word Stories
« Reply #19 on: 27 Jan 2021, 21:39 »
- Missed the "Mute"; never spoke again.

- "Be not afraid," the angel leered.

- Have you seen my OWWFUCKINGHELL Lego?

- "Sorry, no change! Oh, Venmo? Uh…"

- Closed due to robbery. Now hiring!