The Monkey’s Pirate

Mom suggested the job fair. Nobody is hiring a one-handed man with a substance abuse problem. She never listens.

Hanging with the guys on the dock, sipping buckets of rum was my ambition.

Encountering Continue reading

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Dragonbait

Sigmund had always dreamed of hunting dragons. Old stories handed down over generations. Valor, gold, fame awaited.

He spent years honing copious martial skills, studying to think like a dragon. He learned to track a dwarf by sense of smell. To leap from rock to rock like a mountain goat. To swing a pole ax like a plastic knife wielding whirling dervish. Continue reading

Flight Delay

If it were between a root canal and airlines, Ariana voted for dentists. Instead she watched the carousel. The suitcase lay open on the conveyor belt. Her intimate possessions exposed.

The drooling biggest loser had been disturbing. The plane odors gagged. The life story of the mid-life crisis drilled into a migraine. She shuddered. Would he be here? Offer help? Her heart hammered, her breathing faster.

She scooped the remains up. Airline gorillas had shattered the latch. Flight delayed, she was hungry, tired and frustrated. Ariana sniffled. She tried not to cry.

Someone grabbed her from behind, kissed her. Jack.

(100 word flash – Challenge)