Scott Of The Antarctic

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.

The penguin showed up at McMurdo Station, probably attracted to the rhythmic of Soul Night – our weekly dance party. He snuck in through the pet door we installed, perhaps unwisely, on our part. The penguin roamed around the building for several days. We tried to scoot him out with a push broom, but he was tenacious and clever. Eventually, he started leaving food for us, in the form of fish and candy bars. The penguin attended our Soul Parties and became adept at The Push & The Pull. His favorite song was “Summertime” by Billy Stewart. Great taste, the penguin. The penguin started helping out with the sonor experiments, which was odd because we didn’t think he had any ears. Ah well…

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