The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | October 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Smitty

The proprietor’s impassive face makes monks seem animated. The bedraggled, alcohol-reeking customer struggles to get the jewelry box from the tote, meaningless baubles spilling over the counter. Exchanges words and money. Leaves. The scene clicks.
I ask, “Weren’t the two of you across the bar from each other last night at the tavern next door?”
“Seems a good business model; making money as they liquidate their assets, and as they hydrate the flesh.”
Nods again, replies: “It’s a blight on the soul. But my brother won’t listen until he smacks bottom, dislodging the wax in his ears.”

via Darleen


2 Responses to “Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge”

  1. Southern Air Pirate
    October 10th, 2015 @ 2:05 pm

    As she looked at the pawnbroker’s shop, the sweat on her brow broke out. She knew the Hun’s spy ring was there, but how to flush it. The three times walking in there was nothing that made it appear to be different. So as she examined it and thought. She had gone to the Yard and asked them to investigate and they found nothing. She had gone to her friend in the government office and said the same thing, only to be told it was legit. Yet, she had seen folks entering there that didn’t seem legit users.

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