How short can stories get?
How about stories in three sentences?
The interesting aspect of a three sentence story is that you can complete the story, fire up the imagination and yet leave it open for interpretation.
Here is a sampler:
Till Death Do Us Apart
He loved her
She did too
Read the tombstones
The beds were always unkempt
The floors were never clean
“Why do they grow up so fast? I wondered as I looked at the perfectly made beds!
Should I snooze in the library?
Or, should I snooze watching television?
It’s not easy being a dog after all
The speedometer passed the magical 150mph
The wind in his hair was exhilarating
That’s the last he ever remembered
What a Wonderful World!
The cheese on the pasta looked delicious
The ring in her hand shone resplendent
Suddenly even the water tasted wonderful
The Barber’s Muse
My hair was naturally curly and I made it straight
It was jet black in colour before I dyed it golden
Here I was looking at a thrilled customer whose beautiful straight golden hair I had just made black and curly
For Whom Shall I Shine?
Everyone seems to be in a hurry nowadays
People are so caught up in the daily rhythm of living
“Don’t think anyone saw me again today, but I did put up quite a show”, reflected the rainbow
I snap chatted away
Took lots of pictures for Instagram
I was hanging out with my friends today, but was I?
I have lots of Facebook followers
My Instagram is always hyper active
But why do I still feel so lonely?
Message in a Bottle
Whisky matures with age
With age comes wisdom
Here I am, nursing a hangover, looking for wisdom
This story format is inspired from Haiku, the ancient Japanese format of poetry expressed in three sentences.