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.
She told me all about how Carl had been abused; and how he had become abusive. I listened all night, and told her she had to get away from Carl. Carl couldn’t change.
The next day she got back together with Carl.
The day after that, she told Carl about all the ‘toxic stuff’ I had said about him.
At the beginning of the next week, Carl started shit with me at Orpheum while she looked on. I punched Carl in the nose, and he started crying and so did she.
We didn’t talk much after that.