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.
Inspired by Lester Bangs.
Word made it to the gas station that The Grateful Dead had been playing ‘China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider’ for six continuous days up in Watkins Glen.
Caveman tended to exaggerate, but he seemed really wound up. Caveman only got wound up when he was on speed, so…
We closed up the station. Hung a cardboard sign in the door. Fat Steve had a pickup truck. We piled in the back; me, Caveman, Christine, Stephanie, Mountain Man and Chocolate Milk. Fat Steve drove.
We made it to Watkins Glen in five and a half hours.
The Dead weren’t even playing. It was Aztec Two Step.
I got fired from the gas station.
Man, I’ll never go to see The Dead, again.