I love writing challenges -- or exercises. Found this one on the web recently:
Tell a story in fewer than 101 words.
Use these words:
Here's my story:
The former beauty queen looked peaceful lying on the bed, moonlight drenched. I saw a Raggedy Ann doll propped nearby, Miranda's good luck charm.
Heading out the door, I glanced back at Miranda; she still looked beautiful, except for the single bullet hole between her eyes.
Shrugging, I hurried outside, grabbing a thermos of coffee in the car. My regular job: double agent. I moonlight as a contract killer, love the razzmatazz.
The drive back to Jersey should be uneventful, moonlit roads. Billy, Miranda's husband, would be glad to get my call; old friends deserve a favor now and then.
----Word count: 100