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.
“What is the worst item on the menu?”
“That would be the bat sandwich, sir.”
“So I shouldn’t order that?”
“Not if you want to impress the young lady, no. You’ll probably get tetanus or rabies. It’s very expensive, too.”
“What’s good to order.”
“To impress the young lady?”
“The spaghetti carbonara.”
“Think she’ll like that?”
“It’s delicious, and you’ll seem European.”
“I’m sitting right here, you know,” said the young lady.