Wired.com had a short story contest commemorating what Ernest Hemingway called his best work, a six word short story (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn”). Many authors submitted their best stories. Some of my favorites are:
“Nevertheless, he tried a third time.” James P. Blaylock
“Starlet sex scandal. Giant squid involved.” Margaret Atwood
“Thought I was right. I wasn’t.” Graeme Gibson
“Please, this is everything, I swear.” Orson Scott Card
“He read his obituary with confusion.” Steven Meretzky
Here is my attempt:
Six words. Creative, he was not.