Thanks to Mike, who commented on my last post, I found out about 5×5 Fiction, a writing project that collects very short stories that are written in 5 sentences consisting of 5 words each. It’s a cool concept, and the originator of the idea collects his favorite stories in a quarterly collection. It’s harder than you might think at first to be constrained into such constraints! Here is my first attempt at something along these lines:
The balloon floated, rising rapidly. “Momm-meeee!” shouted the little girl. Her mother looked up, annoyed. The balloon man came back. Easy: another day, another dollar.