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Flash Fiction: Port of Call

I wrote this piece of Flash Fiction in 2011 from a 12-Aug-2011 prompt, however the original source was forgotten.

Include each of these items in your story. Priest, ring, magnifying glass, cat.

San Francisco by Jeff Gunn is licensed under Creative Commons | Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
San Francisco by Jeff Gunn is licensed under Creative Commons | Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

“Lock the door,” said Alvin, “and have a seat over there on the couch.”  The boy said nothing but complied with the request.  “On second thought, draw the blinds closed, too.  One can never be too careful.”

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Flash Fiction: The Smuggler

“Good evening, Mr. Stock.  Please step over here so we may have a look in that backpack, please,” bellowed the school’s vice principal, Mr. Stuckley.  “Planning to do homework at the homecoming dance, are we?”

Trophies by Mr.Fink's Finest Photos is licensed under Creative Commons | Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Trophies by Mr.Fink’s Finest Photos is licensed under Creative Commons | Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

I turned my head to see who Mr. Stuckley was speaking to.  So did the two volunteer mothers manning the ticket table, and I found amusement as both their facial expressions drew noticeably uncomfortable once seeing the target of Mr. Stuckley’s attention.  It was Adam Stock, another sophomore in my class who was dressed-to-impress this evening wearing black jeans, a tuxedo-printed t-shirt, polished cowboy boots, and a top hat that would make Slash envious.

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