I follow a blog called Writer in Transit which is hosted by a smashing lady called Michelle Wallace. Once in a while she will post exercises to stretch your writing muscles and one of these is called Five Sentence Fiction which essentially does what it says on the tin. This weeks challenge can be found here.
My effort is about 6 comments from the top, but as I am a nice person, I'll plonk it here for your perusal.
Of late, things in town were getting worse and worse. The newcomers had been taking liberties with land, property and now the women. She knew that it was only a matter of time before they got to her. First with honeyed words that after refusal would turn to curses, knives and taking by force. She picked up the gun.
Its really enjoyable to just have a bash at something without getting too stressed about the content. I plan to have a go at further exercises. I'd have a squint at Michelle's site if you have time, it's full of great advice for new and experienced writers.