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:
Bees weren't dying. They were leaving.
"Life declined," said the Credit Reaper.
Ensign, don't wear that red shirt.
"We bring peace" the creature lied.
Damn, dolphins always seemed so nice.
Finally, the cephalopods had had enough.
Lost: Battlemech. Return if found, carefully.
Black holes: not that bottomless actually.
But the binding spell's seven words!
PLANETARY POPULATION LIMIT REACHED.
"You rewrote DNA?" "First drafts suck."
The pale blue dot turned red.
Exceeding six words results in immediate
Image: Melissodes trifasciata / USGS Bee Inventory