Below you will find the results of my having challenged myself for a number of days to write a short story with a beginning and middle and an end inside of 30 minutes. Here is what I came up with. I hope you like it.
Young Walter stood in the kitchen. He pointed an accusatory finger at his ‘parents.’
“You told me my real parents has been kidnapped by The Devil, and that you were setting aside money for the ransom!”
“Yes,” answered his ‘mother,’ “and we feel terrible about that.”
“How could you tell me that?” he shrieked, the frequency in his voice causing the lightbulbs to hiss.
“Well, you believed all that shit in TV Guide about The West Wing being a good show; we figured we’d give this a shot.”