Six Word Saturday 6


This week, I was trying to think of an epic Science Fiction story to tell in six words. What do you think?

In trying to think of how to tell a complete story, beyond just my idea before of the beginning, middle, and end, I thought back to the 5 W’s:

  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • Why

You can add How if you like. But then, if you do add How, you have six questions to answer in six words. So I guess in part my question is: did I do it?

For instance, with “two lovers,” there’s two words that describe not only Who, but is a defined relationship, which gives you some of the What and Why. Meanwhile, “the multiverse” gives you the Where and, in some ways, a nebulous When as well. And with “infinite combinations,” I try to answer (while also leaving open) some answers to What, Why, and How. Kind of? It’s six words.

I thought I would use this setup for a different one as well:


Similar construction, very different story!

Next week, I’d like to try some of the same thing with Fantasy.


About CompGeeksDavid
Co-founder, editor, podcaster, web comicer, forum moderator, and writer for Comparative Geeks. Father, husband, geek, nerd, gamer, librarian, Christian, Libertarian, Science Fiction philosopher, and probably a number of other descriptors.

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