Read This Engrossing Collection Of The Shortest Science Fiction Stories

We have a collection of very, very short science fiction stories for you to read — ranging from an alternate reality view of where the dwindling bee populations are really going, to how some of the Starship Enterprise's second-string crewmembers might best extend their life spans.

The stories were all written by commenters today, as part of our six-word science fiction series. Check out a few of our favorites here:

Cool_Breeze

Bees weren't dying. They were leaving.

Alexander Robles

"Life declined," said the Credit Reaper.

asupps

Ensign, don't wear that red shirt.

The Father of Modern Laziness

"We bring peace" the creature lied.

pumpingmarshmallows

Damn, dolphins always seemed so nice.

Chris Cross

Finally, the cephalopods had had enough.

Bringitttt

Lost: Battlemech. Return if found, carefully.

JakeSjet

Black holes: not that bottomless actually.

ManhackMan

But the binding spell's seven words!

Twirlip of the Mists

PLANETARY POPULATION LIMIT REACHED.

SIMULATION TERMINATED.

Jim Hill

"You rewrote DNA?" "First drafts suck."

Anarrandir

$('.human').each(function(i, obj){kill();});

mawwall

The pale blue dot turned red.

shipuru

Exceeding six words results in immediate

Image: Melissodes trifasciata / USGS Bee Inventory