OUT ON A LIMB FOR LOVE (a short story in 50 words)

out on limb

We’d laughed about it. They’ll come around. Onct it’s born, they’ll ‘cept me.

Suzie waits, bag packed.

Straddling the limb, I reach for her window.

She’s waving me away. Why? I lean.

Suzie’s Pa’s shotgun rams my chest. “Law pertects the homeowner ‘gainst trespassin’, niggah. And God—He fergives the Christian.”

 

8 thoughts on “OUT ON A LIMB FOR LOVE (a short story in 50 words)

  1. Lovely short story, Jay. Pete remarked, ‘wow, he has packed a lot into that’. It gave us a chuckle, a true flash fiction, down to the bones but still very effective. 🇦🇺💕

    1. Love ya, too, Sarah–and yes I had heard that short story. It’s a tough assignment, especially when you’ve reached your word limit and it’s one word short of making sense. LOL, Thanks for your comment, Sarah.

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