Friday, April 10, 2015

FSF Challenge - Hunt

Five Sentence Fiction badge from Lillie McFerrin Writes

This week's writing challenge
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes )
is based upon the prompt:


What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie posts one word for inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

The right tool for the right job...

No Need For Overkill

     A tall man, wearing well-worn clothes of a style that seemed out of place in the heart of the city, walked into the shop, laid a rifle on the counter, and said, "I'd like to sell this, or to be more specific, trade it for something smaller."
    "That' s nice old Springfield," the proprietor said. "What did you have in mind for a trade?"
     He glanced out the shop's window to see a finely groomed man in a tailored Italian suit unlocking the door to the offices of Dewey, Cheatham, & Howe*, Attorneys at Law, just across the street. "Oh, a .38 revolver should do, seeing how you don't need anything so big and bulky just to hunt weasels."

 * With apologies to the Three Stooges and many others...

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