Okay, in response to [Rob’s challenge](http://www.the-word-is-not-enough.com/blog/rob/2006/10/the_new_inadvertent_sixword_me.php) — and as responded in his comments — below is my six-word short story.
> Last breath. Expecting salvation. None came.
It’s funny, but the short number of words does really focus the mind — even more than last December’s [50-word limit](http://www.matthewman.net/articles/2005/12/11/two-things-on-my-mind)…
A few others:
> Flowers. Bended knee. Ring. Answer? “No.”
> “How are you?” “Been better. Bastard.”
> His last words: “Mirror. Manouevre. Sig…”