Writing Exercise 7 – Extremely short stories

Prompt: Write a complete story of 55 words or less. The point of the exercise is economy of word use and building a scenario with minimal setup.

The door-to-door evangelist stumbled back off the porch steps and fell into a mud hole. The last sight that filled his eyes was impossible, a multi-armed man with an elephant’s head charging in fury.

His last thought was to curse his dyslexia one final time. He thought the sign said, “Beware of dog.”

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