Monday, August 29, 2011

On A Quick 5x5 Story

The other day I read a blog post from John Avery about the 5x5 challenge.

Writing a short story in 25 words. Five sentences with five words each.  It's a pretty cool exercise, and is both fun and rewarding...though not as easy as a person might think. Some of my 'stories' were better than others.

Here is one of them:


"I see the light, sir!"
The captain lifted his scope.
"Move through the fog, sailor."
The ship chugged and roared.
Then crashed into the rocks.

Try your own and post it in the comments section. I'd love to read them. :)



  1. I love this one. A complete story. Brilliant. :)

  2. Brilliant- but a little depressing. Maybe ironic? How difficult was this for you? I know your short stories sometimes end up being a novel! :)

  3. Wow, RS. Lighthouse is great! The 5x5 really is a fun challenge. - john