I haven't offered an "open-ended" mentalfloss.com Brain Game in a while now, and this Free-for-all Friday seems like the perfect day to do it. Here goes:

Many years ago, I recall reading the following poem in an old Ripley's Believe It or Not paperback book, described (if I recall) as "the world's shortest story."

Sail.
Gale.
Pale.
Rail.

Using your own set of rhyming words, can you come up with a similarly short tale that includes a setting, an event, a climax, and an outcome? Please add your entry to the comments. If we have at least 10 entries by Monday morning (16 January 2012), I'll even offer a prize to the best one of the bunch, so if you'd like a chance to win, make sure to include your real email address when submitting. Have fun!