With the children in my class we often do this task- write a story in 50 words exactly. It is quite a challenge because every word has to count and pull its weight. And to include a beginning, middle and end too is hard work. We have been successful in the last two years at having several published in a writing competition across London and the South East.
This is my effort. I got a round of applause from the children.
Have a go at writing one yourself
New York. September 11th 2001. We all know what happened on that day. Somewhere in the smouldering ruins of the World Trade Centre were the remains of a leather bound book which contained the secrets to world peace and everlasting harmony. Whatever happened to it? Nobody will ever know now.