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The power of words can be explored by creating and telling stories with only a hundred words or even less!

In 2014 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer, Mikhail Lermontov, Michael Kerins, a Scottish storyteller based in Glasgow, invited people to create twenty-seven-word stories. The number was significant because Lermontov died when he was 27-years-old.

Here are some micro-stories from Russia, Scotland and one by Alice Ruan from China.

Part of the Open Word – Open World Outreach Resource Pack for the 2017 Scottish International Storytelling Festival.