Writing a 200-word story was hard enough. The final (optional) assignment for the short story class I'm taking is to write a six-word story.
"Please don't shoot," she begged. BANG!
Blood dripped on the suicide note.
They don't sound like stories to me. Hemmingway used the ad format, maybe I can work with that:
YARD SALE: All his stuff FREE.
Now that the class is over, I'm starting on a short story targeted for Harlequin's Nocturne Bites.