Hi ArcGIS StoryMaps Team,
We recently noticed an issue with the new Timeline Condensed block type. When a word has more than 10 characters the word becomes truncated and gets word wrapped weirdly. This can cause issues with the legibility of a word (and is generally confusing).
There appears to be enough space on both sides for the whole content block to adjust for proper word wrapping:
We're looking forward to using this new timeline block feature and hope to see a fix in an upcoming update!