Your Ultra-Short Stories Provide Glimpses Into A Cheerful Dystopia

Whether they were focusing on a cybernetic raven with a sardonic side, a Grim Reaper who just wants to figure out how to retire already, or a search engine out for revenge, your flash fiction stories took us into some dark (yet surprisingly fun!) worlds.

Pulled from your submissions to our six-word science fiction call, here are a dozen of our favorites. Read them all and then call out your own favorites in the comments — or submit your own right here.

McStumbles

Google had learned everything...except mercy

KingOfDoma

"Beep," said the raven mournfully. "Nevermore."

Hannah

Unfortunately, we were right about Europa.

Counterproductive

"All intelligence is artificial, flesh creature."

MrHyde

"Tag, you're it!" Death said, retiring.

Atarimoons

Chronox malfunctioning: time copies are fuzzy.

pandemis

Elevators fold space, actually, fooling everyone.

Yankton

travel can be very disorienting. Time

Cool_Breeze

"I object!" "Overruled." The Earth vanished.

JamesRenner

The pandas are aware. Tell others.

Einar Leif Nielsen

Sale: 40% off Sol system planets

RaikoO

This morning Wikipedia started asking questions.

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