Alright, it’s the tail end of March (where did this month go?) and it’s a Wednesday. That means it’s time for yet another scene challenge… of course it doesn’t need to be the end of March for there to be a scene challenge… but it does need to be a Wednesday! Anyway, here are the rules for scene challenges: I provide you with the beginning of a scene (from a phrase to two sentences) and you finish it. Try to keep your scene under five hundred words, and try to keep it in the same tone as the introduction. If I give a line that is very dark and depressing, then I don’t want to see a scene about a drunken monkey in a tutu…it just doesn’t fit. If I do give you a line about a drunken monkey in a tutu, then you should probably try for a funny scene.
Your scene: “Barlow slammed the mug onto the counter top, beer splattering everywhere as he shouted, ‘Barkeep…'”
Alright, it’s your decision. What’s going on here? Who is Barlow? Is the Barkeep wearing a mangled elf-skin? (… …it’s an inside joke, if you get it then you get it.)