Tag Archives: zombies

Six Word Stories

1 Jul

Hello readers! I don’t know if I’m mentioned this before (I have), but I work in the coolest bookshop ever. As this week is Independent Booksellers Week, I thought it might be a good time to remind you all.

This was a customer testing our pens.

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague and I were discussing the concept of the six word story. For example, Ernest Hemingway is (incorrectly) believed to have once said that his best work was a story he wrote in just six words:

‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’

And yeah, it’s pretty spooky. But we thought we could do better, so we took to Twitter to rally some would-be writers. Here are my six favourite responses.

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Conform, Consume, Obey: Zombie Bedset

8 Jun

This ‘Never Sleep Alone’ bedset by textile designer and Etsy-extraordinair christiemelissa has me sheeting myself. Not literally, because as well as being bloody in the gore sense, they’re bloody expensive — shipping to the UK is £32 alone. But this undeadly design is rather lovely, don’t you think?

And you know what they say: lady in the streets, zombie in the sheets. No, wait…