Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story About the Upside of Failure


—@rosiestonies via Instagram

Honorable Mentions:

Still, the droid’s skin was healing. —David Gerster via Facebook

“Upload Failed.” Phew, that was close. —Assa Naveh via Facebook

It exploded, but he looked hot. —Anna Rose McHugh via Facebook

She could see who had stayed. —@pameleen via Instagram

Humans. Not my best work. Still … —@gg3_scorpio via Instagram

The worst happened. Now I’m free.—@atpolinko via Instagram

At least there is no leader. —@guabo via Instagram

My mom still thinks I’m cool. —@pashutinski via Instagram

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