Your average novel is a good 300 pages long, and even so-called short stories are often 20+ pages in length. But, do you really need more than a line to tell a moving story? Advocates of “flash fiction” think that you don’t. Of course, we’re not suggesting that one-line stories can replace novels or short stories, because detail and character development are important. What they do prove, however, is that it is possible to condense a story down to its absolute bare bones and still provoke some kind of emotional response. To show you what we mean, we have fourteen one-line stories for you. Check them out!