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maestrowork
04-04-2005, 07:02 PM
Uncle Jim told us the shortest story he ever sold was four-word long.

Now it's your turn. Write a flash that has only four words (I guess a hyphenated word, like "red-hot," would be considered one, but try not to abuse that by using something like "he-who-knows-the-killer-of-his-wife").

Ready.

Set.

Go.

JAlpha
04-04-2005, 07:10 PM
Spot a whale! Muck-tuck.


*muck-tuck - Inupiat word for whale blubber stew

maestrowork
04-04-2005, 07:17 PM
Here's one I posted in another thread:


"Pregnant?" He strangled her.

Ralyks
04-04-2005, 08:22 PM
"Incestuous murderer!" Must pause.

Mark Anderson
04-04-2005, 09:23 PM
Meteor hits, everyone dies.
Brian Piccolo has cancer!
Danish prince gone crazy!
The butler did it.
What did I eat?
Plug it up, Carrie!

And two from me:

Chainsaw kiss, angry wife?
I axed her nicely.

maestrowork
04-05-2005, 12:55 AM
Pain. More pain. Baby!

Liam Jackson
04-05-2005, 01:05 AM
Another take on "Pregnant."

"Pregnant?" Dad strangled him.

Sarita
04-05-2005, 01:06 AM
I'm lost. Find me.

kibkid
04-05-2005, 08:05 AM
My heart aches. Adieu!

maestrowork
04-05-2005, 08:13 AM
IN THE BEGINNING... Crap!

reph
04-05-2005, 08:45 AM
Accident paralyzes; talent emerges.

(But that's a synopsis, not a story.)

maestrowork
04-05-2005, 06:22 PM
The world ended yesterday.

(It sounds like a premise, not a story...)

sgtsdaughter
04-05-2005, 06:43 PM
There went his ego.

awatkins
04-05-2005, 10:55 PM
"Are so!"
"Am not!"

mommie4a
04-05-2005, 10:58 PM
The butler did it.

ZaZ
04-05-2005, 11:01 PM
Checked out those knockers.

three seven
04-05-2005, 11:20 PM
Nothing much happened really.

three seven
04-05-2005, 11:20 PM
I can't even begin...

Sarita
04-05-2005, 11:22 PM
I can't keep up.

maestrowork
04-06-2005, 12:56 AM
Sex, lies, and DVDs.

katiemac
04-06-2005, 03:27 AM
Before time, there was.

Sarita
04-06-2005, 04:33 AM
Live is lost, forever.

William Haskins
04-06-2005, 04:39 AM
God went on vacation.

Sarita
04-06-2005, 04:39 AM
(haskins, if we put those two together, it would make an interesting premise ;) )

William Haskins
04-06-2005, 04:50 AM
indeed we would.

~Faery~
04-06-2005, 06:12 AM
umm lets see...

was it the cook?
rat-poison, the secret ingredient.

ok i'll stop now i'm not good at this.

brokenfingers
04-06-2005, 06:26 AM
I came. She came.

I came. She left.

Two batteries, she came.

I tried, law won.

I saw. I fell.....

brokenfingers
04-06-2005, 06:29 AM
She left. I died.

I was born crazy...

Ella
04-06-2005, 07:21 AM
Right there, it happened.

maestrowork
04-06-2005, 07:41 AM
Condom broke. Baby arrives.

wurdwise
04-06-2005, 07:48 AM
Finally getting it right.

Ella
04-06-2005, 07:51 AM
"I did what? Ohhh....."

soloset
04-06-2005, 07:59 AM
How about...

"Dead? Murder?"
"No. Justice."

brokenfingers
04-06-2005, 08:04 AM
Wash. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

maestrowork
04-06-2005, 08:16 AM
In-laws coming; run, hide!

Compton
04-06-2005, 08:56 AM
Nine to five. Everyday.

sgtsdaughter
04-06-2005, 09:02 AM
hey maestrowork . . . a continuation for ya . . .

Condom broke. Oh, shucks!

maestrowork
04-06-2005, 09:06 AM
Condom broke. "Get out!"


(we can start a whole string of "Condom broke" stories...)

sgtsdaughter
04-06-2005, 09:07 AM
Condom broke without sound.

reph
04-06-2005, 10:29 AM
A four-word story can have a title, can't it?

reph
04-06-2005, 10:35 AM
He died learning how.

Rob-rite
04-06-2005, 02:02 PM
Continuing with the condom theme:

A hole? Quick, swim!

Paint
04-06-2005, 10:03 PM
No condom? It's over.

Paint

maestrowork
04-06-2005, 10:05 PM
He died learning how.

Hee hee, you're kind of cheating. But yes, I'd allow it.

JAlpha
04-06-2005, 10:09 PM
Here's one you didn't see in the Dick and Jane primers . . .


See Jane. Zip Dick!

sgtsdaughter
04-07-2005, 01:21 AM
Condom broke! Too small!

Wendy J
04-07-2005, 01:21 AM
Because I said so!

JAlpha
04-07-2005, 07:08 AM
To hell with you!

Wendy J
04-08-2005, 07:34 AM
I didn't mean to.

Liam Jackson
04-08-2005, 07:59 AM
Oh, yes you did!

mdin
04-08-2005, 09:39 AM
He died.

Nobody cared.

Anatole Ghio
04-08-2005, 09:58 AM
She is your wife ?!?

maestrowork
04-08-2005, 10:33 AM
She chopped it off!

sgtsdaughter
04-08-2005, 10:44 AM
Dirty girl. Dirty girl.

Dirty boy. Dirty boy.

Nasty mind, good girl.

Liam Jackson
04-08-2005, 11:20 AM
He died.

Nobody cared.
Reads like a Hemingway tale. I think you may have a best seller!

mdin
04-08-2005, 11:37 AM
Reads like a Hemingway tale. I think you may have a best seller!

Unfortunately it's a true story. It just happened to the guy I share(d) my office with.

VA Buckeye
04-08-2005, 10:28 PM
Earth rotated backwards again.

VA Buckeye
04-08-2005, 10:30 PM
Human heads don't bounce.

ZaZ
04-08-2005, 10:50 PM
She spoke. I flushed.

maestrowork
04-08-2005, 11:10 PM
She spoke. I snored.

Liam Jackson
04-09-2005, 01:38 AM
I wrote. They snored.

maestrowork
04-09-2005, 07:14 AM
I came. She snored.

(interpret it any way you want)

Liam Jackson
04-09-2005, 07:27 AM
I came. She snored.
(interpret it any way you want)

The Illustrated Four Word Novel
:scared: I won't touch that.
(interpret it any way you want) :))

scullars
04-09-2005, 05:40 PM
She prayed. No answer.

maestrowork
04-10-2005, 03:20 AM
He sprayed. Bad odor.

VA Buckeye
04-10-2005, 08:16 AM
Remove left lung, right?

scullars
04-10-2005, 06:07 PM
He sprayed. Bad odor.

Tale of a skunk? (4 words)

scullars
04-10-2005, 06:08 PM
Malpractice - Remove left lung, right?

Serious subject, but yet...:roll:

sgtsdaughter
04-11-2005, 07:17 AM
Please come. She did.

Tonight? Never with you.
(wrong on many levels, i know.)

pepperlandgirl
04-11-2005, 09:13 AM
"Love me."
"No."
"Please?"



"Touch me."
"Where?"
"There."


"Shut up!"
"**** you!"


"I'm leaving."
"When?"
"Yesterday."



No more damn cats!

maestrowork
04-11-2005, 06:12 PM
Thanks Jenna. Much love.

Kevin Yarbrough
04-11-2005, 10:01 PM
World ended, everybody died.

Put my head where?

You must be kidding?

That thing is small.

That thing is big.

I'm suppose to what?

That is going where?

No condom, child support.

No condom, "I do".

No condom, pay alimony.

No condom, hundred bucks.

Want me to swallow?

bjewel77
04-11-2005, 11:55 PM
He pleaded.
She walked.

JustRite
04-12-2005, 06:54 AM
Maybe - smiled,
Maybe not!

mudflat_marsh_hawk
04-18-2005, 10:18 AM
Heaven bit the bullet.

Jewel101
04-18-2005, 10:54 AM
The beginning - The End

tjwriter
04-18-2005, 01:04 PM
I saw it all.

DamaNegra
09-04-2006, 12:30 AM
She cried. I left.

persiphone_hellecat
09-04-2006, 06:59 AM
Shot husband. Life sentence.

Appealed sentence. Nothing going.

Up for parole. Denied.

Stew21
09-04-2006, 07:12 AM
"Here, hold my beer."

persiphone_hellecat
09-04-2006, 08:48 AM
Embarassing Moment for a Man

It's in there somewhere.

Mandy-Jane
09-11-2006, 07:10 AM
It really wasn't true.

Jaycinth
09-11-2006, 09:02 PM
I'll respect you later.

Stew21
09-11-2006, 09:26 PM
I promise I'll call.

davids
09-11-2006, 09:28 PM
She has recalcitrant breasts

persiphone_hellecat
09-15-2006, 12:34 AM
School started - Mothers rejoiced.