This story was written for Friday Fictioneers, for which I am not as late as usual. Thank you Rochelle! If you’d like to take part, click here.
The old town died little-by-little after the factory closed. The folks with means moved away; those without saved, which took a little longer.
Daddy remained, keeping the market going for folks who couldn’t drive sixty miles to Walmart.
I was there when the fourth robbery occurred. Johnny-Lee, ski-mask pulled over his face, brandished a gun, tried to disguise his voice.
“If you gimme the money, I won’t hurt y’all.”
Johnny-Lee hit Daddy with the gun butt. Blood splattered.
My cheating boyfriend pointed the gun at me. “The money.” A horn honked then the canned peas hit his forehead.
34 thoughts on “Pea Shooter, a Flash Fiction”
Good for her!
Thanks, Dale! 🙂
Good for her! Scored with a can of peas. Good one.
Thank you so much, Rochelle. Thought it would be nice to change things up a bit.
YES! Love it!
😀 Thanks so much, Anne!
That’s one way to get canned. 🙂
True enough! Thanks, Alice.
Plenty of spur-of-the-moment ammo in a deli 🙂
That’s for sure! Thanks.
Ha, poor Johnny-Lee, he just catch a break even trying out robbery! Good story Sascha.
I think he has bad karma. Thanks, Iain!
Ha ha – loved that ending, Sascha!
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Johnny-Lee was a bit of a dumb bunny, wasn’t he? Glad she nailed him with the peas 🙂
Me, too! Thanks, Linda.
Nice story. Boyfriend got what he deserved, a can of peas.
Alas, that might have been too good for him. Thank you so much! 🙂
Got him with her pea shooter. Good Job!
Thank you, Violet! 🙂
Great aim. Served him right.
lol Thank you, Shirley! 🙂
Great story Sascha and a great voice for your narrator too. We were all shouting for her, I think
Thanks, Lynn! 🙂
That certainly was not a “canned” ending.
Or. was it?
Ha! Well since someone got canned… 🙂 Thanks!
What a great ending. And a great shift in tone when Johnny-Lee turns nasty. You and I were on similar wave-lengths with our stories this week.
Thanks, Margaret. I just happen to live around the corner from a 7-11 that’s constantly being robbed. 🙁
That’s unfortunate. Good that you’re finding story ideas from the situation however.
That’s a one-shot, better-not-miss throw. It’s a good thing she connected. I have a feeling Johnny-Lee might shoot out of stupidity.
I did a robbery story, too.
She was probably on the softball team at school.
She should look into going pro. Or becoming a vigilante. The Pea-Shooter. Of course, it’s a small town, so everyone would know who she was right away.
And carrying around all those cans of peas would be a dead giveaway…so to speak.