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.
He walked up to the counter. The fluorescent lights made the lady behind the register look dead.
He placed a can of Coca Cola and a can Mellow Mood Honey Green Tea Relaxation Drink right on front of her.
“I’m gonna drink ‘em both at the same time and see which one wins,” he said.
The lady behind the counter didn’t answer. She punched a few buttons,
“Three dollars and forty seven cents,” she said, finally.
He didn’t give a fuck. It was still a good joke.