The Instrument – Chimera 66 #2

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The Instrument

A dark shape rose from beside the alley dumpster. “You know the drill, son,” said Blade.

“Aw man!” groaned Floyd. “I’m a musician. I ain’t got no money.”

Something rattled in Floyd’s backpack.

“Tambourine player?” Blade’s switchblade flicked out. “Ain’t askin’ again.”

Floyd complied, whining, “Not my instrument!”

Blade stuck his head in the pack…and screamed.

“Yeah,” said Floyd, shrugging as Blade collapsed. “I play rattlesnake.”
This week in Grammar Ghoul Press’ Chimera 66, the word prompt is: Tambourine. The piece of flash fiction must be exactly 66 words in length. Anyone is welcome to join in on this challenging and fun writing exercise. Join us! Look here for more stories based upon the prompts:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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7 Responses to The Instrument – Chimera 66 #2

  1. Hah! This is priceless! Floyd’s in Whitesnake, right? 🙂


    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Thank you. The name just popped into my head. I think there’s an old Dr. Demento skit with a snake named Floyd. Maybe that’s where it came from. Glad you enjoyed it anyway. Thanks much! 🙂

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  2. rogershipp says:

    Wow! I was not ready for that! I enjoyed the read.


  3. Tony Lovell says:

    Did not see that coming, and boy was it satisfying! See? That’s why you shouldn’t go snooping in other people’s business! I’m just sayin’!
    Great job!


  4. Suzanne says:

    And that is why you never reach blindly into someone else’s bag. Great take on the prompt! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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