First Line Friday: August 30th, 2019

It is First Line Friday!
Dylan Hughes gives us the first line and we are to write a story or poem using that as our initial opening. You can check out fuller details below
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/19271780/posts/2396138315

We get a picture too which we can use if we so wish, though it doesn’t really fit in with my story.
So here we go then with our First Line:

“I liked the rush, I liked the crunch. Never did look back at the fallout.”

The court was silent as they listened to the accused recount his story.
‘I was high. It was hot, traffic was at a standstill and they were simply in my way. It was an old car. One with cattle bars on the front and big tyres. I felt invincible, turned the wheel and steered the vehicle through the lot of them.’
The judge removed his glasses and looked at him in the dock.
‘You don’t deny it then?’
‘No Sir.  I don’t. As I said, I was high and couldn’t really think straight. It was a combination of painkillers, little food and the heat. I thought I could use the yard as a short cut, but then I was confronted by this mountain of large cartons which, as we now know, contained the store’s biscuit delivery. I didn’t get very far after that as someone in a forklift blocked my exit and the manager called the police.’
A whispered ‘Crumbs’ echoed from the gallery, and duly chagrined, the young lad in the dock was fined £200 and sentenced to 6 weeks community service for causing willful damage whilst under the influence.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to First Line Friday: August 30th, 2019

  1. colonialist says:

    I like the ‘crumbs’.

  2. Pratibha says:

    He should have been made to work with all those crumbs !

  3. Rushing through boxes of biscuits… crunch! Fun take.

  4. Array says:

    Haha. Clever take on the prompt, Di. Ohh and if you’re interested in trying your luck at six word stories, do visit my page. I’ve started a Saturday Six Word Story prompt series. I’d be honored to have you on board. 😁

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    Perfect take on the prompt. I could almost hear the crunch as he rode over the biscuit cartons.

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