On Wednesday Miranda locked her keys in the car. When Jake, the man from AAA turned up to unlock it, she fell in love instantly. They went out on a date the next week, and in three months they were married. Who doesn’t want the talent of a handy locksmith? (50 words)
About this post: How to write a story of exactly 50 words? I opened a blank Word document and put in fifty “XXX” words so I would know exactly how many words I had written. I think the XXX suggested AAA for triple-A (automobile association), and the story sprang from there. One of my students ends her stories often with a reflection or question, so I must have borrowed her technique for the last sentence.