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.

“What’s the best part of being a police officer?” asked the young boy.

“I get to arrest pudding,” answered the man in the blue coat.

“You’re not a real police officer, are you?” asked the boy, after a pause.

“No,” answered the man after a longer pause.

The young boy produced a chicken leg from his cloak. He waved around, and it’s skin shook.

“You shouldn’t do stuff like that!”

“I am immortal,” said the man quietly.

“Still, that’s gonna get you in trouble,” the young boy scolded.

Years later, the young boy would discover that the man in the blue coat was attacked by the same hawk that had previously attacked blues great Hound Dog Taylor.

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