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.
“OK. Bring me up to speed.”
“Major Tom said something about his wife; then he left the spaceship and won’t climb back in, again.”
“C’mon, guys. I was gone for, like, five minutes.”