GOT A MINUTE? is a fascinating collection of 180 stories that are short and sweet at fifty-five words each. You will enjoy the heart-warming, scary and funny stories.
The party for young patients at the hospital was in full swing.
“What’d you like?” the moustached balloon artist asked a girl.
She got her bunny.
“What about you?” he asked a boy.
The boy got his heart-shaped balloon. Nice, he thought, but a real heart would be so much better.
A stiff wind blew the old man’s hat off.
He asked a passer-by, “Could you please get my hat for me?”
“Get it yourself.”
The old man picked up his hat.
A cat dislodged a flowerpot from a windowsill of the high rise.
The flowerpot landed on the bench where the old man had sat.
Oh Teik Theam is the author of Tales of the Pun-Expected (ebook), LAUGH AND LEARN: 500 Clean Jokes with Morals (ebook), and FIFTY5WORDS: A Treasury of 55-Word Stories. This is his second collection of fiction.
He likes this quotation by Russian physician and writer Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”