In six words or less
Copy editors, our nightly struggle to condense 1,500 words of prose into a six-word headline is understood by few. But count these people in.
Wired magazine noted that Hemingway once wrote a story in six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and asked other writers to follow suit.
There are a few I just love:
Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.Anyone care to give it a try?
- Joss Whedon
Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time
- Alan Moore
Kirby had never eaten toes before.
- Kevin Smith
“I couldn’t believe she’d shoot me.”
- Howard Chaykin
Bang postponed. Not Big enough. Reboot.
- David Brin