Last December I attended the Scott McCloud Theory and Practice 2-Day Workshop at LAAFA, and after 2 days of lectures and exercises, Scott asked us to pick a random word from a hat and make a story about it in 90 minutes. The word was CANOE, and that is all I was given. It was a really good exercise and it made me realize that I should do more short stories more often, really quick and dirty, just to see what comes out. Of course, this is a VERY revised version of the original, but the paneling and the dialog are virtually the same as the one I presented. But, seeing as I only had 5 pages, I decided to try some color for a change, and this is what I came up with. Enjoy! Ré.