Turning a longer piece into a shorter piece while keeping the story The Story…

I have a problem.
I want to read a specific story at an open mic in early October.
The story takes a good 20 minutes to read aloud.
The open mic has a 5-8 minute time limit per performer.

Crap.

Because I don’t think I can edit it down and still keep the story as the story.

I’m going to try but… I’m also considering what my back-up options are. If anyone has any suggestions for how to do this without destroying everything that makes a piece good… please drop me a comment. I need help. 😦

Wish me luck! 🙂

TTFN,
A.

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