Time once again for a brief, 100 word, story based on an item from the police blotter from my hometown of Burlingame, CA. Link to the actual police blotter appears below the story.
All Ten Of Them
By Grant Baciocco
Edgar squinted his eyes and looked at his friends who stood in a semi-circle around him. A smile crept across his face. “How…how…” his words were slurred due to the amount of alcohol he and the rest of his friends had consumed. “How many of us are there?”
“You’d better count.” Glenn replied. His words just as slurred.
Edgar silently went around the circle, counting. “There’s…there’s nine.”
“You didn’t count you.” Glenn replied, laughing.
“Okay, okay, let’s all count together.” Edgar ordered.
Slowly, and carefully, all ten of them began counting at the top of their lungs.