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Opening Arguments

The car crashed. John died. The end.

I wrote earlier about how composing haiku could help people polish their short-blog-posting skills. Now, here's another exercise,  the 50-word-fiction-writing site. Write your very, very short stories, post them and see them on the blog almost immediately.

Some of the stories don't seem all that compelling to me. So here's my effort.

It took 20 years for me to appreciate my father's advice. By then it was too late.

"Did it have to come to this?" Brenda asked.

"Couldn't have ended any other way."

There was nothing left to say. Brenda remembered my father, too.

Besides, Joan was waiting in the car.