Monday, 24 September 2012

Very Short Stories, 24 September 2012

The Man With Two Apple Cores

"I wouldn't eat that if I were you," said Christian.

"What?"  Sandeep brought the apple to a halt halfway to his mouth.  Inspected it.  "What's wrong with it?"

"Look at it.  Do you see?"

Sandeep had already seen.  The skin of the puckered to a point on one side.  A mild mutation.  He had planned to eat around it at first, then make a judgment about how palatable it would be.

"That apple has two cores," said Christian.  He hadn't taken his eye off the apple the whole time.  "Bad omen."

While You Were Out

Alison looked down at the familiar red and white card on her doorstep, her name scribbled in the box.

"We attempted to deliver your item," it said.

"However, we could not do so because:
  [  ] you were not at home
  [x] we couldn't be bothered to ring your doorbell

"Your item is waiting for you at Your Local Delivery Office."

Alison sighed, and trudged back upstairs to fetch the shorter of her two swords.  She pulled on her leather cap and, after a moment's hesitation, picked up her buckler shield.

She wasn't going to make that mistake again...


In other news, I'm trying out some new stand up comedy material tonight.  Wish me luck!

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