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.
Walter approached the counter. He wore a heavily modified gorilla suit. Clothes pins clipped to the fur. A puce “Happy New Year 1949!” sash tight across his massive chest.
“Walter,” I asked, “did you go off your medication?”
“No. I’m planning on going off my meds, this week, and I figured I’d ease into it. Here’s a list of phone numbers to call when I freak out in the parking lot.”
Walter handed me pineapple emblazoned with a single word: ‘Preminger.’
Walter pointed at the pineapple. “Underrated director,” he muttered, his phrases reverberated inside the massive gorilla head.