Daily Archives: October 3, 2012

100 Word Challenge: Hot Potato

This week, Julia at the 100 Word Challenge for Grownups is back to asking for a supershort story based on a phrase: “… suddenly it was in my hand ….” instead of a picture. Just to make it trickier, she wants this week’s stories to be funny – but if you promise not to tell anyone, I won’t either.

Hot Potato

It wasn’t my fault. What would you do when out of nowhere somebody shouts “Catch!” and you see you-don’t-know-what flying right at you? You put your hand up, right? So that’s what I did and suddenly it was in my hand. Bag full of cash.

What? You think I ran for it? Do I look stupid or something? Cops, they’re like dogs. You run, they chase. Nah. By that time there was this crowd all trying to see over each other’s heads. So I shoved right in with them.

But the dumb cops, they didn’t know how to act. They just searched everybody, and I had it, so here I sit. Whaddaya mean, what do I expect you to do? Didn’t they tell you you’re my lawyer? One of those court-appointeds? I expect you to get me out of here. I’m putting it in your hands.

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I’d love to know what you think of this one!