From short films to short stories, here are three stories that I would suggest:
Swing Time by Kevin Beck:
"Two young, cheerful layabouts transform lazy dreams of making a big splash -- literally -- into an all-consuming endeavor: to secretly build the world's largest operational rope swing. In the process, they are themselves transformed from self-defeating ne'er-do-wells into something else entirely."
The Constant Observer by Beth White:
"Written from the perspective of a cat, this story addresses alcoholism in relationships. When a kitten is adopted by a somewhat functional alcoholic, the young feline is able to watch the self destruction of a troubled man."
She Was Once A Runner by Anonymous: