Sarcasm Can Be a Grave Mistake

Today’s random word is: main

Maria Rattray
Fiction Shorts

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‘‘Was that the sun?’’

‘‘What d’ya mean?’’ Jake’s boss asked.

‘‘The damage to this part of the mains… was all that caused by the sun?’’

‘‘Pipes are designed to meet the might and main of the sun, but they’re a little like skin. Too much exposure, and over time the wrinkling begins. It’s why we dig them mostly down into the earth. Much of the damage happens above.’’

“Well that makes sense, given the damage I can see on you.’’

The hole already dug, was big enough for Jake’s body.

‘‘I think you’ve made a grave mistake,’’ he smirked menacingly.

If you’re not already on board with writing drabbles, (short, 100-word stories, no more, no less,) do yourself a favour. Get stuck in! They are a lot of fun to write, but also serve as a lesson in tight writing, given the 100-word constraint.

Here too, is the link to Nancy Oglesby’s Fiction Shorts where you may join and write your own drabbles.

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Maria Rattray
Fiction Shorts

Writer, author, teacher, fun-loving poet. Trying valiantly to make the world a better place. Helping you to guide the future. Find me at: https://ponmyword.com