Short story: “Going for a Beer”
by look i have opinions
“Going for a Beer,” Robert Coover
1,083 words (My guess was pretty close: 1,000)
Unlike “The Babysitter,” this story is held together by its main character and a definite, if unconventional, chronology. It works much better for me. In fact, it’s beautiful in its unity and in its nightmarish power.
Edited to add that it’s worth a chart. Will add that later.