100 Word Story #006 – Click

“You heard it click right?” There was no answer. “Come on! Tell me you heard it click!”

“Actually, I think it was more like a tick than a click.” Peterson responding chewing on the end of his left index finger. There was a moment of silence.

“Fine. I’ll try again and this time listen carefully.”

WHAM! CRASH! RATTLE!

Silence. Then…

“Click.”

“Tick.”

“Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!”

“Johnson, relax. It’s not the end of the world! We have time to get it right!”

“Don’t tell me to relax god dammit! It’s either a click or a tick! Listen to it again!”

WHAM!

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