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.
Louis had made a billion dollars by the time he was 29. He bought the old house in which he’d grown up, and he had it demolished. In its place, he planted grass and created a green expanse. A quiet place with small benches.
In the center of the lawn, he placed a huge statue – 10 feet high – depicting the members of his family being attacked by angry dogs.
The members of the media speculated feverishly about why Louis would do such a disgusting, upsetting and petty thing. The people who grew up in the same town as Louis, and who remembered his angry and unintelligent brother and sister knocking ice cream cones and sodas out of peoples’ hands while yelling “Kung Fu Chop!” – a bothersome practice they continued well into their late teens – were free of such officiousness.