I've spent a solid two hours writing the second of two "short-shorts," the other written on a whim Tuesday night. I'm not entirely sure if it works (or if either works, for that matter). I linger longest on the conclusions, especially when I did not anticipate such a turn of events. I enjoy that leap, though. The story has life that you were not aware of. Instead of conceiving it, your only choice is to follow it and hopefully remain true.