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100-word Flash for Friday Fictioneers

March 30, 2012

The prompt:
Write a 100-word story using the following photo.

The photo:

The Story:

The Split
Looking at the truck Henry Glover was content. The Chevy was where it wouldn’t be found for weeks, if at all. And if anyone did find it, the barbed wire and busted wipers would keep them away. He was happy he thought to flatten the tires, too, and he took that idea as a good omen. Henry grabbed the bag with the bank money and began the half-day walk to the highway where he’d catch a ride. Looking back only once he smiled thinking about his gift for the crows: his partner, Don, dead with a bullet to the head.

(Photo: Madison Woods)

27 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2012 8:48 am

    I do love a good tale of both larceny & betrayal, all wrapped up in a neat little package. Well told and a great match to the photo prompt.

    My bloated offering is at:


  2. Tom Poet permalink
    March 30, 2012 10:23 am

    Very well done. Stolen money, betrayal and crows to get rid of poor Don!

    Here is my take on it…


    • Tom Poet permalink
      March 30, 2012 11:37 am

      Thanks for stopping by Michael…You said “tough story”. Did you find it hard to read?


      • Michael Fishman permalink
        March 30, 2012 5:54 pm

        Not tough to read in the sense that it was difficult to follow or anything like that, but tough as in the subject matter.


  3. March 30, 2012 10:59 am

    Wow, you packed a lot into this. Nice one, even though your main character doesn’t sound to be. Well done.

    Mine’s at:


  4. Caerlynn Nash permalink
    March 30, 2012 11:24 am

    Holy cow! Nasty fellow! Love it! Seemed to start slow, but built up to a great ending. Nice job!


  5. March 30, 2012 11:29 am

    Wow, your character is a piece of work. I’d hate to meet this guy. Here’s mine:


  6. March 30, 2012 11:30 am

    Oh, ho–what a scoundrel! Wonderful story that’s a great hook for a full-length novel. Loved it!



  7. Russell permalink
    March 30, 2012 12:26 pm

    Well done, Michael. A dastardly little plot executed to perfection.

    thanks for the kind words on mine.

    here’s the link for others


  8. March 30, 2012 12:30 pm

    Scoundrel is right. I didn’t see that coming. Really enjoyed it.


  9. March 30, 2012 2:29 pm

    🙂 A protagonist, who is a robber, traitor and murderer. What isn’t there to like about this story? Although I do not agree with his moral values, I think that story is well written and quite entertaining to read.
    Here is the link to mine:


  10. March 30, 2012 2:37 pm

    My first thought: Holy fishsticks! You have a fish simulator on your blog!

    My second thoughts: Very cool short story. I could more-or-less see where it was going from the beginning, but the details were still a bit surprising : )

    Here’s mine:


  11. March 30, 2012 2:44 pm

    Hey, nice to meet you…am among the new battery of writers.
    This story is a great one…I love the gut rush and promise of adventure. May he never be caught. Well done!


  12. R. N. Fontenot permalink
    March 30, 2012 5:12 pm

    Heh. Your flash would work well with mine in a story!


  13. TheOthers1 permalink
    March 30, 2012 6:05 pm

    Solid. Reminds me the recent story in Pennsylvania where the armored car guy killed his partner and stole all the money in the car. Nice work.

    My attempt:


  14. March 30, 2012 6:39 pm

    I didn’t see the ending that you set up … I thought the guy was hiding the truck for some reason and was going to come back and get it, later. I thought that’s what you were going to tell us. Good surprise … and tight descriptions. With respect to my story … a stake truck is a flatbed truck with holes all around the perimeter of the bed for putting in wooden sides that convert it to a truck that can carry stuff.


  15. Brandon Scott permalink
    March 30, 2012 7:13 pm

    Very nice work. I’d love to see this as a novel.

    My story:


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      March 31, 2012 5:27 am

      And I’d love to write a novel! Thank you for stopping by, Brandon!


  16. March 30, 2012 7:41 pm

    What a gruesome twist. Very entertaining.


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      March 31, 2012 5:27 am

      I like gruesome 🙂 Thank you!


  17. Lora Mitchell permalink
    March 30, 2012 11:21 pm

    Yikes!! What a dirty scoundrel, indeed. Creepy twist at the end. No guilt traitor. I hope I never meet him. Nice work. Here’s mine:


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      March 31, 2012 5:25 am

      Dirty scoundrels make for the best scoundrels! Thanks for reading, Lora!


  18. March 31, 2012 6:58 am

    Dear Michael,

    Quite a story yourself. Short, sweet and sardonic. Truck’s hid, Don’s crowbait and Henry’s got his hiking shoes on and a full backpack. Pretty slick operator, story and author.




  19. Madison Woods permalink
    April 3, 2012 3:03 pm

    I guess dead men don’t tell, LOL. That was a surprise ending and a great story. Thanks for joining us and hope you’ll come back this weekend too!


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      April 4, 2012 7:58 am

      I’m looking forward to tomorrow!


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