Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday's Gone

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to read Deadliest Cachalot. Today was a short day at the day job, but a long one at the hospital and then home to do chores (which have been piling up). I'm knackered.

Micro 005/100
"The Customer" - 100 words

The sign read Mojo’s Magical Emporium. I opened the door and entered, finding it empty except for a short man behind the counter.

“Can I help you?” he asked.

“I have a problem,” I said.

“Well, you’ve come to the right place! What might it be? Werewolf? Vampire? Mummy? I carry an assortment of silver bullets, wooden stakes and fresh tanna leaves. What will it be?”

“None of those.”

“Is it a demon?”

“No.”

“Ghouls? Fairies?”

I shook my head.

“Then, just what is your problem?”

“I’m short on cash.” Producing my gun, I shot him before emptying the till.

4 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

That made me laugh. I think something might be wrong with me.

K.C. Shaw said...

If you still need beta readers, count me in. I missed your post yesterday.

And I'm absolutely loving your micro fictions. Today's was especially fun.

Josh Reynolds said...

What K.C. said. I'm happy to beta-read anything.

Also, that last line had me rolling.

Natalie L. Sin said...

You clever minx : )