Daniel Wallace, who wrote the novel Big Fish, sent me the syllabus for the college writing class he’s teaching. I love the first week’s assignment:
Write a story as close to 100 words as possible, each and every word a single syllable.
Then write a story as close to 100 words as possible, a single syllable, but add this twist: no word can be used more than once.
For inspiration, he includes a link to 420 Characters.