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.
You shared over a thousand of your shortest, spookiest, strangest tales in our most recent installment of our six word science fiction series. Here are a few of our favorites:
Mars Rover Offline: Unauthorized Firmware Update
Signal from outer space. Busy signal.
Tonight’s meteor shower has been rescheduled.
We’ve found a flag on Mars.
Venus. The warning that we ignored.
Aliens came. We sold them souvenirs.
Amazon’s time machine processes returns, delivers.
According to this, we’re already dead.
“Homo sapiens experiment failed. Repeat trial?”
Can’t outrun monster. Can outrun you.
Portal to the future: One way
“Enough already” the alien transmission read.
Image: Artist’s concept of life on Mars / NASA