A story in only 8 words
Here are several individual, complete stories, each told in only 8 words. I thought this a fun exercise in imagination and brevity – maybe you’ll like to try your own hand at writing some!
The castle flooding, he raced towards the turret.
The spider was there, a stomp, he’s gone.
Harper’s chair started shuddering, then too the windowpanes.
Children die here all the time, he said.
Sidney inserted the flashdrive – the city lights died.
One day, Max stopped loving her. She emigrated.
Jake fell out the tree and into heaven.
He lived through war. It didn’t change him.
The mattress fell with a thud. It hurt.
Sam glanced her way, then pretended to paint.
Storey 11 didn’t exist. It was a mystery.
Secretively, she mixed the cordial into their drinks.
Mars flashed red across the sky. Nobody noticed.
If any of you feel an 8-word story brewing, please share it in the comment box below!
Alternatively, please write 8 more words to one of the above stories, adding to it. Come on … you know you want to!!
This blogger has a “6wstory” (i.e. 6-word story) section you might like to visit: allmostrelevant