Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Top of the Morning

 Here is my piece for the Three Word Wednesday prompts of the week.


Max gave the knife a jiggle. “Damn,” he muttered when the blade broke. “You can’t get a quality knife for anything these days.”

He rummaged in a kitchen drawer, finally finding a suitable spoon, which he used to pry the broken part of his knife out of Tucker’s chest. Once finished, he packed the spoon and both parts of the knife in his carrying case, wiped down the place, even though he knew the cops weren’t likely to dust for prints in the dingy rat hole, and walked out the front door. 

“Little early for that shit, ain’t it?” he snapped as he passed a bum lying in the alley, already half way through a bottle of cheap whiskey. “I’ll never understand some people,” he thought, admiring the sun rising over the heart of the city.

8 comments:

Kim Nelson said...

Perfectly illustrates the human habit of judgement! BTW~ I uploaded the correction on my piece. Thanks for the head's up, Angel.

Angel said...

Thanks for reading my little piece, and you are very welcome.

Sheilagh Lee said...

wow that some chutzpah he thinks he has the right to judge?no one should judge.

springcycle said...

Really like the ironic ending to this piece. Hits just the right note.

Angel said...

I liked the ending too when I thought it up. Always nice to put a humorous twist on a darker piece.

oldegg said...

However quality short fiction is not in short supply here. Great read.

Ren said...

Oh,I like this!
What a twist lol

Cynthia said...

A very good and succinct essay on
human beings.