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.
“This train has got to accelerate if we’re going to break through that concrete barricade!” shouted Private Gibbons over the deafening huffing and puffing.
“Think we can make it?” asked Corporal Andersen, his hands covering his ears.
“I’ll give it fifty-fifty! Either way, when we hit those concrete blocks, five foot thick, something’s bound to happen!”
Bucky looked up from the instruments.
“How can we go any faster? The engines are tweaked as it is?”
“Tell those hookers to snort more cocaine!” shouted Private Gibbons!
”More cocaine,” exclaimed Bucky! “Those whores are practically deranged with blow by now.”
”The only way we can get this train up to the appropriate velocity is for those hookers to double their cocaine intake!” declared Private Gibbons.
“That’s impossible!” Corporal Andersen ejaculated.
“Well, we’ve got to try!”
Private Gibbons reached into his duffel bag and pulled out a plastic bag filled with white powder.
Within moments, he had reached The Party Car. Taking a deep breath, he pulled the sliding door open.
A dozen naked women were hunched over a card table, snorting through rolled-up dollar bills from a pile of cocaine the size of a pot roast.
“Take this, you she-devils!” shrieked Gibbons, tossing the bag of white powder at the nearest woman’s buttocks.
“Oh shit! Everybody get on board!”