The challenge had been to write a story with 100 words or fewer. But how? What problem could arise and be resolved within such tight constraints? Could there be literary merit is so short a narrative?
He stared at the clock, its minute hand racing around the dial. Perhaps, if he were a real Writer, he could do it.
Ah! An idea … but would it work? Or would it be dismissed as a cheap trick?
The writer put his pen to paper and the words poured forth.