Thursday, June 2, 2011

More Six Word Fantasy Stories

Here are some more six word stories that play around with fantasy genre cliches:

The sorcerer’s severed head kept laughing.

The dragon devoured his bonded rider.

The Dark Lord saved the hero.

(c) 2011 Jonathan Garner

12 comments:

  1. I like the first and second one best. Especially the first one, it strikes me as interesting and funny.

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  2. The first one provided an interesting mental image.

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  3. That earned several laughs from me and a quick hand-over-screen when my sis came in the room. She probably woldn't appreciate such profound invertation (hey that's a word!) of cliches.

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  4. Thank you, Kat! I'm glad you liked them.

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  5. I love the second one. Very clever. Did you perhaps have Paolini's Eragon in mind when you wrote it? :)

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  6. Thank you!

    The second one was a twist on the dragon rider cliche in general, and can be interpreted in many ways.

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  7. The second two are absolutely fantastic. They are examples of the classic Hemingway because they imply so much in 6 words. In my mind, a "true" Hemingway is not just telling a complete story in 6 words. It's about suggesting an entire world, a whole novel of set up and pay off, in those 6 words. The last two do just that because of all the "backstory" and "aftermath" that's implied.

    Say... you should write novels based off of those two. ;)

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  8. Thank you! I am considering exploring the last two further.

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  9. I like the last one. The accounts that could be imagined from it are as varied as they are deeply powerful.

    What say we both explore that last one further?

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