Tag: 100 words
Another Wednesday, another 100 word story inspired by a Police Blotter item in my hometown.
By Grant Baciocco
They had been traveling for days, unable to rest. She’d done her very best to keep her spirits high in front of her kids, but she was nearing the very end of her rope. A friend had told her about a vacancy in a home covered in ivy and finally at about 9:50pm at night, she and her kids had arrived.
She had done her best to keep the kids quiet, but they were excited and their cries of joy roused the dogs in the yards on either side of them. They’d finally quieted down when the flashlights arrived.
1400 block of Bernal Avenue, 10 p.m. Tuesday Responding to a report of suspicious sounds on the side of a house, which alarmed the resident as well as dogs in the neighborhood, police located a mother raccoon and her little ones nestled in the ivy.
Here’s another 100 word story based on an item from the police blotter in my hometown of Burlingame, CA.
by Grant Baciocco
“You have overcharged me, sir. Your sign states four dollars and thirty one cents!”
“No, I’m sorry, it says four dollars and thirty seven cents.”
Preston adjusted his monocle and looked again at the sign. He huffed. “My good man, that is clearly a one.”
The shopkeeper turned and regarded the sign. He removed his glove and pointed to the final digit in the price. “That…is a seven.”
“It’s a one! A one with a flourish.”
“Yes. That flourish makes it a seven.”
Preston made for the door and turned before exiting, “I shall have restitution in this matter!”
From the December 19, 2012 Police Blotter for Burlingame in the San Jose Mercury News
1400 block of Broadway, noon Monday A man reported being overcharged for a cigar.