Genre Shorties Prompt -- Week 115
Okay! Let's do July 4th... but let's be independent about it.
You MUST use the words:
...but DO NOT in any way write about the holiday.
Can y'dig it? Shore ya can!
Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like so long as it is 100 or fewerwords.
Post your stories to Genre Shorties.
Please read other folks' entries!
This is a moderated group and only articles posted for the prompts are accepted.
©2012 by David Wainland
(Back from vacation)
"It was a dark and stormy night," on Hollywood Boulevard. The storm so violent sheets of lightning had stripes. I tried to flag a cab, but they didn’t stop. I had to walk to the murder.
The body was sprawled out across the Hollywood stars, blood swirling in the puddles like mud in a country stream.
I longed for the days as a L. A. cop in a squad car, but I wanted my independence and became a P.I.
It could be worse, I thought. Then I heard the screeching tires and the rattle of a Tommy-gun. It got worse, fast…