Thursday, May 3, 2012
A mystery in only 100 words? #Short Stories #MysterySuspense
Cops, Crooks & Other Stories in 100 Words: 101 Tales
By Mark S. Bacon
Each entry in this book is a complete story, usually with a protagonist, a challenge and an unexpected resolution. Here's one sample:
On the House
Starting her workday baking before sunrise always made Sophie’s concentration sag by 9 a.m., but looking across the counter at a gun barrel got her immediate attention.
“Gimme the money,” the gunman said.
Sophie glanced over the man’s shoulder, moved toward the cash register--then ducked.
The cop standing behind the robber threw him against the counter, while another officer grabbed the gun.
“You gotta be the dumbest crook I ever met,” said the first cop. “Okay, maybe you didn’t see our car in the lot, but really….”
“Thanks, Kelly,” said Sophie. “From now on, doughnuts are on the house.”