We Love: Margaret Atwood

The results are in from Wired magazine’s challenge to science fiction writers to craft a 6-word story, and apparently Wired thinks women are just too verbose to invite–they printed 29 stories by men and three by women. In this context, feminist Margaret Atwood‘s contribution is especially delicious:

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.

Margaret, you’ve earned your 1986 Ms. Woman of the Year award all over again!

We also dug Ursula K. Le Guin‘s 6-word story:

Easy. Just touch the match to

And this web-only gem from Eileen Gunn:

Cryonics: Disney thawed. Mickey gnawed. Omigawd.

ABOVE: Cover of Atwood’s classic The Handmaid’s Tale (1985).


  1. To add to the love, “You don’t Deke Margaret!” according to this Canadian clip where she gives goalie lessons: http://tinyurl.com/ybmle59

  2. This is great Jessica! I loved Margaret Atwood’s too! I just presented a paper at MOCA about the gender disparity in the publishing world and what you point out here is the case in the vast majority of publishing houses, literary journals,. higher institutions, you name it– all sites literary. Very few people realize this so thank you for this!!

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