The Tarsier

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.

Every morning at 8AM, I show up at work and remove the tarsier from my laptop. The tarsier is nocturnal, like all tarsiers, so it spends its evenings hopping around the office, eating insects and listening to Hank Mobley records. As daylight approaches, the tarsier will reconfigure my laptop into a makeshift lean-to and get some shut-eye. Big shut eye. Usually, I’ll move the grumpy fella to a small cushioned box underneath my desk. I’ll hear him snoring all day. Great guy, the tarsier. Reads a lot of books on economics.

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