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Flash Fiction: Never on a Sunday

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Another Vince story today - microfiction this time. Be sure to drop by Three Word Wednesday and Weekend Writer's Retreat for more fun.
"Sorry, man, no can do."

Migo's eyes narrowed in suspicion. "What are you talking about? You're the biggest money whore in town. This type of gig is right up your alley."

"I'm short-handed." Vince leaned back in his battered leather desk chair. "Fausto is injured, Ozone's out of town for a few days, and Speedball won't work Sundays."

"Don't tell me he's gone religious."

"No, nothing like that." Vince grimaced. "Just a phase he's going through, like last month when he thought Peru could read his mind and was transmitting his thoughts to ancient Apache deities."

Migo shook his head. "Where do you find them?"

"I always stumble upon them somehow. Speedball does good work, though."

"Except he's crazy as a rabid squirrel on meth."

Vince pulled open a drawer and drew out a bottle of good Kentucky bourbon. "We can't all be sane, and who'd want to be, anyway?" He poured a measure into a glass and pushed it across the desk. "Drink up, friend. And pick another date for your little gun-running operation. Any date, as long as it's not a Sunday."

For more stories about Vince, go here.


K said...

Hey Ann. This little piece is actually quite funny. Sunday's huh?
"transmitting his thoughts to ancient Apache deities." Get out of town!
He does sound nuts, but a whole lot of fun.

As always immaculately written and engaging.

August 18, 2010 at 10:29 PM
asuqi said...

Heee, funny =)

I like your writing style, very fluent and witty.

August 19, 2010 at 3:36 AM
Jay R. Thurston said...

I second what K said, that particular line gave me a chuckle... as well as the "rabid squirrel on meth."

This piece has a lot of fun and flavor for its short length. I enjoyed it!

August 19, 2010 at 7:49 AM
Thom Gabrukiewicz said...

I, too, appreciate the humor in this humorless land. You're writing always remains crisp and fun to read. It's a pleasure to visit.

August 19, 2010 at 5:36 PM
Anonymous said...

LOL, pick a date, any date but Sunday. Such an accommodating guy.

August 19, 2010 at 10:23 PM
Thomma Lyn said...

LOL! Love this. Gritty, with laugh-out-loud funny lines.

August 21, 2010 at 8:33 PM
Julia Phillips Smith said...

transmitting his thoughts to ancient Apache deities

*high five*

That is an awesome line.

August 22, 2010 at 9:51 PM

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