Wired's Very Short Stories

A Page from Wired Magazine's "Very Short Stories"Hemingway once wrote a story consisting of only 6 words:
     "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

The editors of Wired, inspired by that story, asked Steve and some of their other favorite writers to pen similar short-short stories. The collection, which appeared in the November 2006 issue, also featured stories by Joss Whedon, Margaret Atwood, Frank Miller, Stan Lee, William Shatner, David Brin, Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Neal Stephenson, and Ursula LeGuin. The late Arthur C. Clarke was also invited, but wouldn't edit his story to fewer than 10 words!

Steve's story:
   "Wasted day. Wasted life. Desert, please."

You can read the complete article online, along with many additional 6-word stories that appear only in the version of the article. (Including seven more 6-word stories by Steve.)

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