Tue
Nov 2 2010 5:06pm
Create a Six Word Science Fiction Story!

Last week we asked folks following us on Twitter if they could create a 6 word fantasy story, so this morning we tackled science fiction! (In, of course, six words.) Some of the many, many, many selections on display through the #sixwordscifi hashtag:

Computer viruses actually alien ambassadors. Oops. - @LAGilman
Singularity arrives, nothing happens, blame bureaucracy. - @RichardFife
In retrospect, crossbreeding lemmings and dinosaurs... - @theechoinside
I just want to be human. - @sfsignal
Oh my God, it's full of—- - @fabiofernandes
Armstrong said, “These aren't our footprints.” - @daytonward

And perhaps our favorite one...

Dream sequence: Riker stops chewing scenery. - @ru3

Add your own below!

77 comments
Doug Browne
2. dejaffa
null-grav belt for sale, somewhat used.
JLR
3. JLR
Killed my grandfather then became him.
JLR
5. Franky!
Didn't succeed. I'm stuck being squishy.
JLR
9. anonapotamus
Well, Oklahoma was here yesterday...
JLR
14. longerwaves
Klabindirk let his sword attack itself.
JLR
15. Jobi-Wan
The 6th Age was upon us.
JLR
17. longerwaves
Only six words long; Science Fiction!
JLR
19. xXcattyXx
Grandpa: retroactively sorry for tomorrow's yesterday.
JLR
20. stevethesteve
Evil aliens! Wait, actually just misunderstood.
JLR
21. Gorbag
Bacteria beats heat rays, any day!
JLR
22. Evan H.
I wonder where my body is?

Hey, remember civilization? That was cool.

.tiaw... !skrow enihcam emit yM !sseccuS

Dude! You GOTTA try this brainslug!
JLR
23. aladygma
it's better since the sun exploded
JLR
25. myst44
nightmare; I dreamt I had a

plants woke, showed sentience, vegetarians starved.

seahorses breeding replicated, paternity leave created.

steam punk week, come again soon.
JLR
26. Nentuaby
We took cryo; our successors, warp...
JLR
28. Dr. Thanatos
Martian's message to Earthlings: Libel Suit!

Hari Seldon and the Sorcerer's Forcefield

Next Iron Chef To Serve Man
JLR
29. Wanda du Plooy
Oops, we blew up wrong planet!
JLR
30. Wanda du Plooy
What is that in your ear?
JLR
31. Wanda du Plooy
You want to do what?
JLR
32. myst44
christopher walken said, need more cowbell
Wesley Parish
33. Aladdin_Sane
Sodding bastards! NO character development! Why?

First god, then gas, then me ...

Speeding starship on Sun collision course ...

Pretty girls, underground monsters? Time travel!!!

TRex, butterflies, psycho Presidents? Time travel!!!

Six-day-old man and woman escape scorcher ...

Changelings, this tree. Psycho computers, next.

Firemen burning books!?! Next chapter, please ...
JLR
34. xi'an101
bAngA wuduAkA vmWsssh: wwIssA bAnga... ShshhzZ!
JLR
35. AlienX
No sign of terrestrial intelligence found
JLR
36. brythain
Run competition, collect ideas, conquer galaxy.
JLR
37. Gerry__Quinn
"Won American Idel... still miss Algernon"
JLR
38. MDominic
Two from opposite ends of the universe...

"On the seventh day, g0d compiled."

"The end came...no human saw."
Jacob Silvia
40. aethercowboy
"Robot made. Robot lived. Robot dismantled."

"Two plus two equals five, sometimes."

"The end of the world sucked."
F Shelley
41. FSS
the universe ended. i'm still here.
JLR
44. EuniceX
"His coffin is empty, Frau Schrödinger!"
JLR
45. 12Stargazers
Telepathy is a mutation, not evolution.
JLR
47. Dan Tannenbaum
I exist outside of the universe.
JLR
48. Dan Tannenbaum
Today, the bugs landed very hard.
JLR
49. Stormbringer
Aliens! Bang! Oops! Sorry! Welcome! Cool...
JLR
50. NicoleMD
Earth to Tke’slib, 372,304AUs. Long-distance relationship.
JLR
51. Razorgirl
Sliced up keyboard, must fix fingers.
JLR
53. Tatterbots
I'm somewhere else, but also here.
JLR
54. vexsymbol
Don’t play with black holes, son.
JLR
55. Dal Nieman
Bearing cauterized wounds received in Hell
JLR
56. MR Maresca
A baby in 1973. Yet again.
Clifton Royston
57. CliftonR
"I'm sorry for disintegrating the teacher."
JLR
58. Ide Cyan
Cold sleep, warm shower, skin sloughing.

Nights brightening: the end is nigh.

You called; I came. (Wash touchscreen.)

I want a puppy... call OBGYN.

Somewhere my clone is getting spliced.
JLR
59. tuffle
Hero slain; Maiden ravished; Evil triumphs
Daniel Eriksson
60. Ukobach
The foundation of evolution is conflict
JLR
61. ZhaneEndrick
Died again. Getting better at it.
JLR
62. 8mph Ansible
"We're breaking up? Across the ansible?!"
JLR
63. Matt Forbeck
Brains! Brains! Brains! BLAM! BLAM! Click.
JLR
64. dlairman
Last man on the Moon, lonely.

What's that thing on his face?

Going on trip, see you yesterday!

Immortality has been achieved, I'm bored.
JLR
65. BrianDelambre
What? Out of air? Oh, shi*.

Mom, of course she's human..... mostly.

If you take 42, and add....
Rob Munnelly
66. RobMRobM
Galactic civilization develops yen for Asians - yum.
M. h.Todorov
67. Mamutoubietza
Kali Yuga is not for the weak.

For sale - neutronium, home-grown quasar.

Kraken-breeding facility hiring work-gills.
JLR
68. hrnobiling
Ape-headed goats played piano. Again.
JLR
69. sally_lou
The robots are destroyed. What next ?
JLR
70. cryptonomico
I am your dad's only child.
JLR
71. TommyO
Galaxy expanding with our collective conscientiousness.
JLR
73. David DeLaney
Ringworld is unstable, becomes mobius strip.
Sanctume Spiritstone
76. Sanctume
Seven of Nine is Octo-mom twice.

Arsenic-based lifeforms warred Earth, invasion begins!

Pork rind armor works against deathray.
JLR
77. Brad Candy
Starship for sale, only done 1.3 mil-LY.
To terraform planet must be empty.
Visit Earth for exotic holiday destination.
Entropy finished, but Im still here?
Stage One; Flux Capacity powered on!
Collapse black hole to reset universe.
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7 stories.
JLR
78. rocketbone
Days after crying, the robot masturbated.
JLR
83. Gistman
Bypassing asimov’s laws…working…completed…annihilate
JLR
84. Gistman
Orbiting, scrutinizing, planning, countdown… worlds’ end
JLR
85. Stephen J.
"Hello, Grandfather," I said to myself.

"Android Spouse Support? My wife's crashed."

"Causality, relativity, FTL? I pick three."

I'm congenitally prone to gene-tweaking.

Not enough fuel for us both.

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