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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2008, 10:49:58 pm »
Determination ran in the family, although one might argue paranoia, that perpetually crippling offspring of the "healthy imagination" he'd possessed as a child, was just as common in what his father half-jokingly referred to as "the clan."  Sitting before his school principal, the confidence he wore seconds ago melted when he realized he hadn't prepared a coherent way of presenting his argument.  The time for such things having passed, he proceeded, "I want to create a pention to ban history from our school, or something to protect us from time travelers who might use our own history against us, or...?"
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2008, 11:41:28 pm »
Seeing my final report card was the biggest disappointment in his life. He decided there was only one thing to do.  The murder of crows sitting in the tree above him flew off as soon as the last ember went out.
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2008, 12:09:13 am »
Determination ran in the family, although one might argue paranoia, that perpetually crippling offspring of the "healthy imagination" he'd possessed as a child, was just as common in what his father half-jokingly referred to as "the clan."  Sitting before his school principal, the confidence he wore seconds ago melted when he realized he hadn't prepared a coherent way of presenting his argument.  The time for such things having passed, he proceeded, "I want to create a pention to ban history from our school, or something to protect us from time travelers who might use our own history against us, or...?"

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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2008, 01:41:59 am »
Quote from: Cortázar or someshit
Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí.

(When he woke up, the dinosaur was still there.)

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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2008, 03:19:03 am »
Slowly maneuvering his net into the stream, the biologist braced against the current and kicked at the substrate. Overhead, the gold and orange leaves blocked a bright autumn sun and whispered in the breeze. Moments later he lifted his net from the water, close to his face, and smiled at the success of his catch.
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2008, 04:07:56 pm »
Before we knew it, it was over.  We were sad that it was done.  May we remember to treasure what we have.
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2008, 04:09:54 pm »
And then, they peed their pants.

Eh.. no offense, Suu, but it's not exactly telling a story. I mean, if there isn't at least a little bit of embellishment to it, what's the difference between "here's a story" and "here's a sentence"?

It's kind of an old joke between my brother and I. He once took a paper I was writing in high school, and put "and then, they peed their pants" at the beginning and the end of it. Complete with illustrations. Not only did I almost kill him, but he insisted that all great literature needs to contain it or at least end with it.

Besides, Cram did say 3 sentences or less:mrgreen:

I will have to start putting that line in papers, just to see what happens. :D Your brother sounds very wise.

I won NaNo with that line. It gave me enough words.  :lulz:
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2008, 05:07:56 pm »
I hope they deliver my dry cleaning before the office party starts. It's not that I want to attend. It's that I have to cut through the party on the way to the parking lot, and it'd be nice to be wearing pants when I do.

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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2008, 07:05:39 pm »
I removed the butter from the crock, and carefully carved a hollow into the semi - solid condiment.  Within, I deposited the horrid matter i had produced, fitted the mass back in the crock, and returned it to the fridge.  The roomates would dig too greedily and too deeply, and soon they would find it.
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2008, 07:09:32 pm »
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2008, 07:15:42 pm »
Did you hear that?  Shhh.  There it is again...

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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2008, 07:34:07 pm »
It was an average Tuesday.  Well, except for that mean wind from the west.  It was that last gust that forced me into the median. 
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2008, 07:35:15 pm »
It was an average Tuesday.  Well, except for that mean wind from the west.  It was that last gust that forced me into the median. 


That's a good one.

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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2008, 08:32:43 pm »
Gyro Bottom was saddled with what most would agree was a dismal name.  To be fair, he did his best to attempt to overcome, and rise above the name, but in the end the name drew rock.  Despite what anyone ever has the balls to tell you, NOTHING beats rock.
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Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2008, 08:40:40 pm »
Gyro Bottom was saddled with what most would agree was a dismal name.  To be fair, he did his best to attempt to overcome, and rise above, the name, but in the end the name drew rock.  Despite what anyone ever has the balls to tell you, NOTHING beats rock.

I like how this story implies that Gyro Bottom tried on other names, but they all sucked compared with GYRO BOTTOM