Patti Abbott issued this challenge on February 6: “On Saturday night, we passed a young woman on the street who was talking to her male companion and said, “I really don’t mind the scars.” A good start-up line for a little challenge perhaps.” Though I don’t consider myself A Writer, I did have the following short-short jump into my head. Enjoy.
Give and Take
by Richard Robinson
“At least they got it before it burst,” she said as she loaded the small handgun, “and I don’t really mind the scars. I do wish I didn’t have to rob a bank to pay the bills.”
story (c) Richard Robinson, 2011.