"It cost too much, staying human."

Wired is running a feature with short stories in 6 words, by famous authors -- mainly sci-fi but with a mix of some others.

Some are trivial, others fairly profound, but all interesting, and all of them presented within artsy-type illustrations. The post title is my favorite, by Bruce Sterling, but there is also this one from Orson Scott Card:

The baby's blood type? Human, mostly.

And the model of them all is a very poignant 6-word Hemingway story:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.