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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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100 Word Wednesdays – Police Blotter Story – Mine

Here’s another 100 word story based on an item from the police blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, CA.  Link to blotter item follows the story.

By Grant Baciocco

“He doesn’t belong to you Jerry, he’s mine.” Jenna barked sharply.

Jerry shook his head, “Jenna we’ve been through this, we have joint custody.”

“That doesn’t mean you can just come over here and take him whenever you feel like it!  You have to make plans first!  Those are the rules.”

“Those are not the rules, Jenna.  The rules are we have joint custody, no plans need to be made.  If I want to take him any time I want I can as long as you are not using him.”

This fight was not going to be settled this morning.

1800 block of El Camino Real, 6:17 a.m. Monday Responding to a report of a woman yelling at a man, police determined their relationship issue involved a mutually coveted parking space.

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100 Word Wednesdays – Crap!

Another 100 word story inspired by an item from the Police Blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, CA.

By Grant Baciocco



The plastic creaked in Roger’s hand as his knuckles turned white.  He looked at Paul who sat in the recliner a few feet from him.

“It’s all crap Paul!”

Paul looked up from his newspaper.  “What is?”

“All of it!”  Roger said, gesturing wildly at the television.  “What passes for entertainment these days.  This moronic drivel that people sop into their brains like molasses!”

Paul looked at the TV then back at Roger.  “So it is.”

Paul’s lack of outrage infuriated Roger even more.  Roger took a deep breath then said, “I’m going to do something about it!”

1700 block of California Drive, 4:43 a.m. Tuesday A care facility patient called police for help. He was having trouble with his television.

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100 Word Wednesdays – Negotiations

Another 100 word story based off an item in the police blotter of my hometown, Burlingame, CA.

By Grant Baciocco

Things were tense.  Megan stared across the table at them and they stared back.  The mediator tapped his pen on his large yellow legal pad.

Megan sighed.

One of the three sitting across from here leaned over towards the mediator and whispered in his ear.  The mediator nodded and then turned to Megan.

“They would just like the opportunity to feel as if they are part of the family, that is all they are asking for, Megan,” he said.

Megan regarded the three sets of black eyes staring back at her.  She smiled.  “Fine.  I will agree to their terms.”

1200 block of Paloma Avenue, 2:01 p.m. Friday A resident whose dogs were barking agreed to let them inside more often.

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