Photo Copyright–Barbara W. Beacham
This is my contribution this week to the challenge, Monday’s Finish the Story hosted by Barbara Beacham. Every Monday, Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence to be used for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box to read the other stories.
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Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 11+4+150=165 Words
DIAMOND JACK AND ME By P.S. Joshi
Diamond Jack had his hideout next to the Rattle Snake River. It was an unpainted shack of a place. Inside it had only the barest furnishins: an old cook stove, a couple a beds, a table. and a couple chairs.
I been Jack’s partner for nigh on to forty years now. We’re both gettin’ up in age.
It’s been so long since we pulled a successful bank job, I think the law has forgotten about us.
I asked him just the other day, “Jack, ain’t we ever gonna pull another bank job and get some more cash?”
He said right back in my face, “You shut your trap, Tom. You’re eaten ain’t ya?”
What I didn’t know was Jack was holden’ out on me. His son was sendin’ him money just to keep him out of trouble. That doggone Jack is a proud one. He sure is that. He didn’t want nobody to know he was acceptin’ handouts from his boy.