Option 1: Write a 3-page short story (TNR 12 pt font, double-spaced). Think about how much ground you can cover in 3 pages. Is your short story a few moments, a few days, a few years? How would you accomplish that in 3 pages? How many characters can you have? How do you create a beginning, middle, and end so that even in 3 pages the story feels finished? Do you want a concrete ending or an open-ended one? Do you want to follow the rules of other stories or break them and make your own rules (e.g., stream of consciousness). What is your point in writing it? What do you want the reader to think and feel?