Shortest Short Story Ever Written  October 23, 2015 - January 23, 2016

Reading and Deliberating


I would like you to write me a story based on The Shortest Short Story Ever Written. It goes like this "The last man on Earth sat in his room. There was a knock on the door." Your story must start with this sentence.

I want it to be thrilling in every way, but, no longer than about 400 words or I will not be reading it. I find that I don't have much time and can only spend so long on a contest, but I expect you to spend a lot of time on this story contest, unfair? Yes, so it goes.


Well, you were able to make a thrilling story.


Quite the storyteller Quite the storyteller
You deserve a title You deserve a title
Nice indeed Nice indeed



9 Contestants
9 Submissions
Created Oct 23, 2015

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  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 1 Piece of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 10/23/2015 - 1/23/2016
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


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