I Want to Report An Accident by Tom Ford is another tale from The World’s Shortest Stories, compiled and edited by Steve Moss.
In just fifty-five words, the author is able to describe an imaginative crime and its unpredictable consequence.
And we get the feeling that, for once, Justice, and not the Devil, was in the details.
I Want to Report An Accident
"Celia, it's all your fault. You'll find my bloated body in the pool. Farewell. Umberto."
She stumbled out, the note in her fist, and saw me, floating face down, like a giant fly marooned in Jell-O.
When she leapt to rescue me, and remembered she couldn't swim, I got out.
from The World’s Shortest Stories, a collection of fifty-five word stories compiled and edited by Steve Moss.