Ditching the "Very": The Diversity of Language (Quote of the Day)

I have literally zero minutes today, so here's a short snippet of wisdom from Mark Twain. Language is vast, with a multitude of beautiful facets to it. Don't stoop to 'very' just because it's there and it's easy. Have some dignity! Reach a little. If you must have something, try "extremely," "undeniably," or "indubitably"—or here's a thought: allow whatever word your "very" would precede to stand alone. Most words can do their own fighting and don't need a "very" to back them up. Give your language a chance to shine!

Today's prompt: The quote is the prompt! Write a short story on a subject of your choosing, following Mark Twain's advice. 

Happy Writing!