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:
Rome WAS built in a day.
SETI found a signal. An ETA.
“LEAVE US ALONE” effectively ended SETI.
We thought they were stars. Wrong.
Free doomsday machine. Only used once.
My fate was sold on eBay.
Insert coin for extra “Life”.
The Universe broke. Still under warranty.
Disaster averted in... 3... 2... Oops.
‘Til death do us part. Again.
Tomorrow has been canceled.- The Management
“Human Resource Office, Unit 54 speaking.”
Under interstellar law, SETI was wiretapping.
Death came. He stayed. I left.
The geese gave us no bread.
Terminators had one fear: metal termites.
The knight courageously unplugged the dragon.
For sale: space baby shoes, unworn.
For Sale: One Jetpack, Slightly Used.
Top image: Joe Parks