Story in 70 words

The BBC’s Ceefax service turns 30 next week. Readers of BBC News Online were asked to write a story, titled “1974″, in no more than 70 words.

The entries show how 70 well-written words can say more than a thousand that are just slapped on the page. The story by Tok Thompson, Dublin, shows just how much can be packed into a few lines; it’s powerfully evocative.

BBC Ceefax 1974 in 70 words.