How big a story can you tell in just six words?
Authors and science-fiction greats were invited by Wired Magazine to create "flash fiction." Notables like Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Shatner, and Joss Whedon — among many others — submitted their brief, pithy works. The graphic design rock stars who illustrated them have produced interesting visual interpretations. Here is one illustrated by designer John Maeda:
There are some really well-done flashes. Here are a few of my favorites:
Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
- William Shatner
Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
- Eileen Gunn
Starlet sex scandal. Giant squid involved.
- Margaret Atwood
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