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.

“Do you remember your sister?”

“I remember she used to pray, a lot.”

“She used to pray that no more Beatles would die.”


“She did that in church. The ‘offer your own intentions’ part of mass. She stood right up and said ‘I don’t want any more Beatles to die.’”


“Yeah. Do you remember that?”


“People still mention it to me. The priest was pissed, but he calmed down. He calmed down a lot when he quit drinking.”



“You know, your sister didn’t get to see any more Beatles die. At least there’s that.”

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