Dictionary Stories

Very short stories composed entirely of example sentences from the dictionary.


Hamlet is the classic example of a tragedy: Beginning at Act One, Scene One—a car chase—the story goes that he’s fallen out with his friends. He had gone to the board of directors with his new robot design and cut a deal, he was accused of murdering his wife’s lover, he’s mixed up in a $10 million insurance swindle. Once a vital member of the community, he is now lost to the world. He makes a wish: “For the love of God, get me out of here!”. The play is hilariously funny. I gave it five out of ten.

Underlined words are those responsible for each example sentence.