October 25, 2006 at 08:45 PM EDT

Those crazy kids at Metafilter pointed me to a nifty Wired story in which dozens of sci-fi and horror writers tried to emulate Hemingway by turning out a story in just six words. Which sounded like exactly the kind of creative challenge to help Team PopWatch survive another ho-hum Wednesday. I’ll kick things off; you do your best work in the comments section below.

Shovel. Buried. Chirping!? The crickets know!

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