(Author’s note: Welcome aboard! So after the adventures of being SO creative last week, I had to deal with a week of problems and work. It is likely I will only be posting Fictioneers stuff for this week and next week, as I have a lot of assignments due for workshopping this week, as well as getting things started for some of my larger papers. So, for now, here’s the latest Friday Fictioneers story.)
Burning Down The House
by Miles H. Rost
Tom Corrigan extended his middle finger toward his unfinished project.
As he drove his gas tanker on the expressway, he passed by the old building that was to be his crowning achievement. Or, rather, the demolition that was.
“That damn building cost me my job,” he grumbled to himself.
For but a moment he thought of this, then switched lanes and exited onto a side street. He took another turn, heading back the direction he went. He reached the street that the landmark building stood on and sneered at it.
“I can’t let a job go unfinished,” he cried out, mashing the gas and shifting the gears.
That mural is definitely worth saving.
Seems a bit harsh to blame the building.
And a bit final, by the sound of it.
Thrilling stuff, Mr Rost.
It’s a little like Moby Dick, we could say…XD
He must really be desperate, to do this. Love the song.
Eish! A little drastic!
It doesn’t sound like this will end well for him. Well done.
It doesn’t at all.
Alas for some demolition is a job well done.