Friday Fictioneers – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down

(Author’s note: Starting the week of May 28th, I will be posting later. I have a job that requires me to be at work at 6AM PDT, which means that Fictioneers is posted in the middle of my sleep-time. Yes, this means I got a job. It’s a good one. And I hope to be able to do a lot more with it. Here’s your fictioneers.)


Prompt by Courtney Wright; Photographer – Anonymous

I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down

by Miles H. Rost

One click.

Travis Lonigan knew that with one click, one hit of the return key, he could cost someone their job. Someone would go to jail, someone well respected but with a lot of secrets. Someone who stole from his friend.

He would likely be found. He knew that people were looking for him, trying everything to prevent this from happening.

Switching from the ‘enter’ key to the delete key, Travis knew that one of two buttons would seal his fate. He could be hunted down, potentially destroyed, utterly humiliated.

He could end up dead.

Closing his eyes….



48 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down

  1. Great tension…but, gee, which one did he chose???? Great story. Sometimes, we really do need to stop and think before we “click”…especially these days…

    • True. We often times work on emotion and just write out/tweet out the thing that is on our minds. It takes real skill to hold back and think about it. Thank you for the insight!

  2. Congratulations on the new job, Miles and I hope it goes really well for you!
    Really liked the tension of this and the weighing up of moral options. Well done.
    Best wishes,

  3. I hope he had the courage to do the right thing. There are times when you just have to do it and hope you can live with the consequences. Nice tale Miles

    • Depends on whether he wants to live in a comfortable world, or to live in a right world. That’s where pressing enter comes in. Depending. Thanks for the question!

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