Write a story in five lines. Play with a variety of scenarios. Just write what comes to mind after settling on a title. Amaze and amuse yourself with ideas.
First line Title
Second line Use one sentence to describe the title.
Third line Write three sentences to show action.
Fourth line Add a four word sentence to describe a feeling.
Fifth line Rename or describe the title.
Just Before Sunset
Fifteen minutes of light were left in the day.
Carlos raced into the sea for one last ride. He had a decision to make. One wave would calm his mind.
Rage surged like the sea.
Divorce job or wife?
A Direction in Winter
One path leads beyond despair.
Miriam ran into the mulch of leaves. The road curved into a forest. She crumpled the note as she forged through the fog.
Miriam felt confused hope.
A Tick Tock
The sound awakened Frank.
He jumped out of the bed. It kept growing louder. Frank rummaged through drawers. Where was it?
Frank's fear rattled him.
Go for five lines several times!