In order to spread the word about Ten Little Astronauts a little farther afield, I’m running an event on Twitter. Retweet the following to get your very own six word work of science fiction:
You can find the stories so far at #SixWordSciFi.
This is actually a shameless rip-off of an event run by fellow Unbound sci-fi author Niall Slater, who offered spaceship designs based on people’s Twitter profiles. Bask in the interstellar glory of the HMS Agatha Christie:
To make up for totally stealing his idea, I’d like to direct people towards the campaign for his book, The Second Death of Daedalus Mole, a sci-fi comedy with one of the most engaging pitch videos I’ve seen on the site so far. In fact, you know what? I’m sticking it in here. Watch it; it’s funny.
This makes for rather a lot of embedded content in such a short blog post, but it’s all good stuff so I think it’s worth including. Still, to sum up the main points:
- I’ll write a six word sci-fi story for anyone who retweets this.
- By retweeting that, you’ll be helping me tell the world about my lovingly crafted work of sci-fi Agatha Christie fanfiction, and getting a story to boot.
- You might also wish to read the six word sci-fi stories I’ve already written for other people.
- Finally, if you’re into sci-fi (or comedy) you might also enjoy the work of Niall Slater, who actually came up with the idea in the first place.