FF: Neighbors!

Posted: May 23, 2014 in Flash Fiction, Neighbors!
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“Steve!” I hammered at the door of the decrepit trailer.

I could hear rumbling inside. Then the door creakily opened and there was Steve, hair tousled, smelly, and stoned. He looked at me, trying to focus, and grinned. “Jim, you old rascal! What’s it this time? I am a good guy, now!”

“This time it’s not about you, Steve. Your neighbor doesn’t pay his bills. He hasn’t for several months. Where is he?”

“This guy’s a total freak – mad as a hatter! Claims to be an actor. If you ask me, he looks like a leprechaun. Now, that guy can drink!”

“Where is he, Steve?!”

“Last night, a helicopter came and took him.”


Steve sighed, put on his boots, grabbed his hat, and led me to a giant cactus. On it a sheet of paper with a mug shot, cryptic symbols, and a scribbled translation: “O-Y, searched for fraud on seven planets.”

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This was my contribution for “Flash! Friday-Vol 2 – 24“.

These were the requirements:

***Today’s Dragon’s Bidding (required element to incorporate somewhere in your story; does not need to be the exact word unless instructed to do so, e.g. “include the word “arrears’”):


***Today’s Prompt:



  1. elainecanham says:

    I liked the message stuck on the cactus. Trouble is, I want to know more.

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