Wired had an article about very very short stories. Apparently Hemingway felt his best work ever was;
'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.'
Wired asked a bunch of modern writers (including William Shatner?) to have a go, and to write something with six or less words. There were some pretty good ones, and some not so good ones, although Mr Hemingway's was still head & shoulders above them all (ok, as a fan I'm a bit biased). Hmm, on writing that I'd just like to curse a certain shampoo brand...
Anyway, while waiting for my laundry to finish (took quite a while as the machine kept breaking down), I had a go myself. The Wired article was mainly for sci fi, but I thought I'd broaden my topics a little;
'Hate you! Ah, no, love you.'
'Time travel, carreful what du châng'
'Damn you Admiral! Hard to starboard...'
'A clue? Dashing detective, that's you!'
'Captured! Run around, big explosion, free!'
'Look out Scooby doo! Meddling kids!'
Seems I'm a bit partial to exclamation marks, and I wonder if using apostrophes is cheating?
Still no Hemingway beaters, although I'll save the last for one from Wired's article, which was Joss Whedon's (Buffy creator);
'Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.'