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frogmarch

(12,193 posts)
Thu May 23, 2024, 11:13 AM May 23

One sentence stories

Got any to share that you wrote or saw somewhere?

Here's one I saw online a bit ago:

"It's very hard to live in a studio apartment in San Jose with a man who's learning to play the violin," she told the police when she handed them the empty revolver.

-Richard Brautigan, 'The Scarlatti Tilt', from Revenge of the Lawn, 1974, Picador.

~~~

Here's one I wrote a while back:

Dear whoever dug up my mother's coffin to put someone else in it, and then recarved her stone, what did you do with her and the letters my sad father wrote her and tied with gold ribbons?

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One sentence stories (Original Post) frogmarch May 23 OP
Both good! Walleye May 23 #1
Here is mine sdfernando May 23 #2
Excellent! frogmarch May 23 #4
Here's one I just came up with bif May 23 #3
Yow! frogmarch May 23 #5
It was a cold and stormy night. lpbk2713 May 23 #6
We're waiting..... frogmarch May 24 #8
Mine TexasBushwhacker May 24 #7
Love that one! Mad_Dem_X May 24 #9
There's a whole genre TexasBushwhacker May 24 #11
this is what I got onethatcares May 24 #10
This one is not mine... Conjuay May 24 #12
I know you told me by making the choice to marry so young you would never Tikki May 25 #13

sdfernando

(5,057 posts)
2. Here is mine
Thu May 23, 2024, 11:48 AM
May 23

I was riding the train the other day with my mother, who was hateful and abusive to me all my life, and I was contemplating how I could throw her off when I suddenly had déjà vu.

bif

(23,121 posts)
3. Here's one I just came up with
Thu May 23, 2024, 01:18 PM
May 23

He thought he was such a hotshot on the basketball court until I knocked him down while blocking his shot and he fell to the floor and cracked his noggin open and died right there before a crowd of several thousand stunned fans.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,484 posts)
11. There's a whole genre
Fri May 24, 2024, 04:55 PM
May 24

Of one and two sentence horror stories. They even made a series on Netflix. Some were better than others.

onethatcares

(16,376 posts)
10. this is what I got
Fri May 24, 2024, 04:25 PM
May 24

"wait til your father gets home she said as I stumbled in the door"

it's part of "Blind Dog Dreams" that I'm working on

Conjuay

(1,578 posts)
12. This one is not mine...
Fri May 24, 2024, 07:56 PM
May 24

"I always thought that Interpol was just some made up thing for James Bond movies, until they broke down our door at six AM one Sunday morning."

Tikki

(14,610 posts)
13. I know you told me by making the choice to marry so young you would never
Sat May 25, 2024, 01:19 AM
May 25

welcome me back to your house if I messed up my life but after 57 years of marriage to my wonderful husband and you being gone and all we recently visited the family who now owns that house.

The Tikkis

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