100 Word Wednesdays – Police Blotter Story – It Sucks

Another 100 word pice of fiction inspired by an item in the police blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, CA.  Link to the item that inspired the story and the  blotter it came from at the end of the page.

It Sucks
By Grant Baciocco

Shane looked at the carpet closely.  His nose inches from the thick orange shag.  After a minute he stood up.  “Nope.  It’s still there.”

Thomas clenched his fists, “It’s can’t still be there!  I vacuumed it!  Twice!”

Shane sighed, “Then, as I told you, the vacuum is broken.”

“It can’t be broken!  I bought it two weeks ago!”

“From the Goodwill, Thomas!  It’s a crappy vacuum cleaner!  Why do you think someone donated it?”

Thomas’ hand clenched the glass in his hand.  He was close to throwing it.

“Wait.” Shane said, “Maybe you just do not know how to vacuum.”

900 block of Rollins Road, 9:08 p.m. Sunday Two roommates who were screaming and throwing things during a dispute over the use of a vacuum cleaner agreed to go to their rooms for the night.


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