OK, this is a very short Flash Fiction this Friday, because I’m still at Camp and it’s time for Bruce Gargoyle’s Fiction in Fifty words feature for the month.  The theme is the title…Public Enemy Number One.  What, no Chuck Wendig? I hear you ask.  Well, ignoring Chuck’s request for 1000 words, I am using his Random Phrase within my Fi50 offering.  It was randomly generated from a link on his site, and it was only when I realised I hadn’t done Bruce’s  short story that I realised I had an ideal public enemy to include!  So, with a little more preamble, to make up for the lack of 950 words for Chuck, here it is:

Public Enemy Number One

The piper wiggled his fingers nervously, preparing to play. Usually it was rats, but when Big Z said cockroaches, you obeyed.  Always.  An edgier hamster could not be found. The piper had wondered why so many maimed musicians begged on the streets of this town.  Now he knew.  And played.

(c) J M Pett 2015

(the random phrase was ‘edgier hamster’)

Friday Flash ⌗Fi50 | Public Enemy Number One
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9 thoughts on “Friday Flash ⌗Fi50 | Public Enemy Number One

  • 24 July, 2015 at 1:38 am

    A nice chuckle, Jemima. Hope camp is going well and that you had time to play outside with your furballs.

    • 24 July, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks, Noelle!

  • 24 July, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Haha! That’s brilliant. I still think an Fi50 ebook is in order. At least it would be a quick read!

    • 24 July, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      well, if you can get about 300 offerings together, it would make a nice little sampler 🙂

  • 24 July, 2015 at 3:41 am

    I love “edgier hamsters”! I’m running rather late…still hope to write mine before tomorrow is over, anyway. Maybe I should join the 50-word deal and improve the odds!

    • 24 July, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Yeah – go fI50 and see what happens!

      BTW I replied to your post on the last postcard but the system ate it. Do you want the beta in Word, pdf or something else e.g. Pages.

    • 24 July, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks, Patricia 🙂

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