For instance, my favorites of the few I've seen: "I loved the idea of you." and "It's worth it, despite your mother." Succinct. To the point. Yet, I see the whole world, the whole story. Even a bit of irony in the first, humor in the second. Of course, what I picture and what you picture when reading those six words might be two totally different things, but that's also part of the beauty of a six-word story.
The idea of a six-word story wouldn't get out of my head the past few days, so I've decided to create a few six-word stories to try to sum up Conventional Demon. None tell the whole story, not as I feel they should (because I know, honestly, my story can't be told in six words), but I liked writing them. I also found that, put together, they almost told the story like a query letter. (Would a literary agent notice if every sentence in the query was six words in length?)
Here they are, in a vaguely particular order:
- Clean souls are only one requirement.
- Evil hasn't met its match in Madison.
- Imps, demons, and magic, oh my.
- Self-note: Demons think you're tasty.
- Madison Fox: breakfast for local demon.
- It's time to fight or die.
- Defend souls, convince evil you're scarier.
- Some things are harder in person.
- Confused but confident, Madison faces evil.
- A job, a destiny, a disaster.
- Enforcing good with a small stick.
- Evil lurks, happy at Madison's incompetence.
- Facing her fears, find her destiny.
- Soul-searching in black and white.
Okay, I'll stop now; I promise.