A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Lucky Draw

Lucky Draw

“You think you’re faster than me? Go on and draw, son.”

Jacob fought to maintain eye contact with the stranger. Very fiber in his being told him to run, that this was the one time he’d lose.

Taking a breath, Jacob’s fingers twitched. It was now or never.

The stranger sneered and spit tobacco juice on the ground. Without a word, he drew and the screen flashed red.

“What the hell? Stan! Get over here!” Jacob stepped off the platform as the gunslinger game reset.

“What’s up?” Stan stared at his friend.

“I need another dollar.”

“Dude, already? You suck.”

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Birdsong

Awesome poem for today’s Poetry Corner. 🙂

Lori's Lane

I'm hiding behind the photo-shopped bush in my pajamas. I’m hiding behind the photo-shopped greenery in my pajamas.

by Lori (L. Virelli)

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: One Among Others

One Among Others

James came to a stop and collapsed against the wall blocking his path. Sobs wracked his body as he scratched at the stone.

I was so close. So close…

Footsteps echoed in the narrow alley between buildings as they approached him.

“It appears you’ve reached the end of your leash.”

James forced himself to look up at the one that had tormented him for the past decade.

The man held up a red, glowing gem.

Immediately, James found himself surrounded by hundreds of others pressed against the inside of the gem, each buffeting against him as they struggled to escape.

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Getting Even

Getting Even

“That should do it.” Sam moved his hand away from the tripline, trying not to breathe too hard.

“Think she’ll fall for it?” Tim asked, glancing around.

“She should. She rarely looks where she’s walking. Besides, she’s a girl.”

With their trap set, they stood and turned as a hooded figure jumped out of the bushes.

“ARRRRGH!”

Both boys screamed, turned to run, and collided. Tim stepped on the tripline, sending them both sprawling on the ground as a bucket of water emptied on them from its perch.

Laughing, Susan pulled her hood back. “Guess I’m two up, eh, boys.”

 

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: Joys of Dog-Sitting

Joys of Dog-Sitting

“I’m serious, Carrie, I don’t know what he’ll do next.” Mike sat with his chin in his hands, staring at the floor.

His sister shook her head. “Well, that’s Alec. I warned you.”

He blew out a breath. “I know. I just didn’t think he’d be so damn dumb.”

Carrie chuckled, earning her a nasty look. “Sorry, but you have to admit, he keeps you moving. Better than a gym membership.”

“I know, but really.”

A scratching at the door signaled Alec was ready to come inside.

“So, you want to keep him longer, or should I take him home?”

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A Story A Day Challenge: Relationship Status: it’s Complicated

Relationship: It’s Complicated

Janet stood, eyeing herself in the mirror. “I don’t know. What do you think?” She turned toward her boyfriend, who sat in a chair, looking bored.

“Looks great to me.”

“You said that last time.”

“I meant it last time.”

“I want to look perfect.”

“You already do, babe.”

“Why don’t you put this much effort into how you look?”

He shrugged. “Because you picked out my clothes.”

“What if I’m lying?”

“Then you’re lying.”

“Are you?”

“What?”

“Lying?”

“Nope.”

“Would you tell me?”

“Not until we get a couch.”

“What makes you think you’d survive?”

“You’re a bad shot.”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2017: A Good Friend

A Good Friend

“What’s worse than a thousand dead lawyers?”

Phil shook his head, wishing Clint knew a funny joke. “I don’t know, what?”

“Nonpaying clients!” Clint threw his head back in laughter as Phil looked around the restaurant.

For the life of him, he didn’t understand how he kept getting talked into going to out for lunch. At least at the office, there were others to share his suffering.

“That’s great, Clint. I think you found a winner there.”

“You think so? I loved it the minute I heard it.”

Phil nodded, wishing the check would come. “Definitely. You could do Vegas.”

 

 

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