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?

This collection comes from your submissions to today’s call for six word science fiction stories. They are just a few of our favorites:

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Cool_Breeze

Rome WAS built in a day.

2lines1shape

SETI found a signal. An ETA.

AstroSquatch

“LEAVE US ALONE” effectively ended SETI.

ezacharyk

We thought they were stars. Wrong.

DJScience

Free doomsday machine. Only used once.

ConwayCostigan

My fate was sold on eBay.

Krakenstein

Insert coin for extra “Life”.

Pitchblende

The Universe broke. Still under warranty.

Thayder

Disaster averted in... 3... 2... Oops.

neil45

‘Til death do us part. Again.

SlickAWG

Tomorrow has been canceled.- The Management

Ex Luthor

“Human Resource Office, Unit 54 speaking.”

Lord Custard Smingleigh

Under interstellar law, SETI was wiretapping.

outandabout31

Death came. He stayed. I left.

Evan Fowler

The geese gave us no bread.

Jay

Terminators had one fear: metal termites.

Torbjörn Källström

The knight courageously unplugged the dragon.

recombobulate

For sale: space baby shoes, unworn.

Ridureyu

For Sale: One Jetpack, Slightly Used.

Top image: Joe Parks

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