This is a story in exactly 81 words. Originally written in 2014 for the (now defunct) website 81words.net. Find more of these stories here
The stranger dusted off his clothes and walked up to the bar, where he ordered a drink.
"Where ya' headin'?", the barkeeper asked, eyeing him carefully.
"Nowhere", answered the stranger.
"That's quite a long way from here."
"I know." The man downed his drink.
"I can tell you a shortcut if you want."
"Drink a glass of this and you'll see."
The stranger did as he was told and collapsed immediately, dead. Applause.
"Works every time", the barkeeper mumbled.