In the kitchen, on the table next to the door, was a knife.
This might seem to read pretty well all by it's lonesome, but story is not a single sentence. Usually. Also keep in mind, where you place the verb or how many prepositions you use can speed up or slow down your story. If your hear feedback that your story has everything rocking but just feels slow for some odd reason, this might be why.
Challenge: Can you re-write In the kitchen, on the table next to the door, was a knife with the subject at the beginning and subtract one prepositional phrase? Feel free to post your solution in the comments.