I have set myself a task to write a short story in the present tense and I would like a little help pleae. ________________ A man rises from the mud floor. He removes his hat. He nods. Or should it be. A man rises from the mud floor. He is removing his hat. He is nodding. ___________________ I am trying to understand how present tense works, so answers please on the correctness rather than the quality of the example.