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A novel in six words

In one of the forums I visit, someone posted a thread about Hemingway and his novel of 6 words:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

I've read it before, but it got me thinking, what would I write that would be classified as a 6 word novel?

I came up with this:

We are nothing more than memories.

- Amanda Pillar

I then found a whole bunch of 6 word novels, on this site. Here are my favourites:

Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.

- Joss Whedon

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.

- Margaret Atwood

Kirby had never eaten toes before.
- Kevin Smith

TIME MACHINE REACHES FUTURE!!! … nobody there …

- Harry Harrison

Epitaph: He shouldn't have fed it.

- Brian Herbert

Bush told the truth. Hell froze.

- William Gibson

Thought I was right. I wasn't.
- Graeme Gibson

Lost, then found. Too bad."
- Graeme Gibson

Dinosaurs return. Want their oil back.

- David Brin

Bang postponed. Not Big enough. Reboot.

- David Brin

Dorothy: "Fuck it, I'll stay here."
- Steven Meretzky

I'd like to see some replies, which feature your 6 word stories :)
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