Tell me a story, io9—and do it in just six words.
Tell me a story, io9! Something with disaffected robots, time-traveling text messages, search engines that have had enough of your questions, rainy seasons that never seem to come, or whatever else is on your mind—and make it exactly six words long.
Tell me a science fiction story, io9—and do it in only six words.
These short stories feature two lonely time-travelers locked in a doomed inter-dimensional romance, a cyborg frantically searching for their lost charger, and a typewriter with something to prove—and they do it all in just six words.
Tell me a story, please! Involving robots, lasers, futuristic sharks, sunless worlds, sentient plants, or anything else you’ve got a mind for—and do it in just six words.
Yeah, you could write a 1,000-word essay about your technological anxieties, hopes, oddities, and recurring problems. But, hey, how are you going to text someone all that? Tell us about it in just six words.
A Mars rover that’s not quite as alone as it thought, a jarred brain with a very bodied complaint, a robot with an authority problem, and an unsettlingly quick sloth are just some of the curious specimens that await you in these stories.
I want to hear a story, io9. And I want to hear it in just six words.
In this story collection, you’ll find a surprisingly crowded (but perhaps indifferent?) solar system, a very systematic weather system, and an ingenuous system to return your unwanted online shopping purchases — and the whole bunch of very short stories is ready to read right now.
Tell me a story, io9! And do it in just six words.
Within this collection of six-word tales lie the answer to so many questions that we’ve contemplated, including: What are Terminators afraid of? What would a social feud with Death look like? And what should one do with a slightly used jetpack?
To your keyboards, folks! We want to hear a (very, very short) story.
Whether exploring the difficulties of setting up a surprise party for a hivemind or sending us to a future where debt collectors have gotten deadly serious about the whole payment plan issue, these stories have plenty to say about life beyond Earth — and they do it all in just six words.
It's time for those six little words you've all been waiting for: Write us some science fiction, please!
Sometimes, just a few words are enough to build a universe. So take six words of your own, and tell us some science fiction stories!
Science fiction epics can stretch onwards through hundreds of thousands of words, but you can spin one for us in just six? We want to hear your very best (but also very, very brief) science fiction stories!
Can you build (and then maybe destroy) a fictional world in just six words? Then we want you to write one for us.
Six words is all you've got, and six words is all you need, to enthrall, spook, surprise, and delight us with your ultra-short science fiction tales!
What kind of story can you tell in just six little words? Write an extremely concise science fiction epic for us now!
Can you spin just six-words into a whole story? We hope so, because we want to hear your best (and shortest!) science fiction epics.