Sunday Photo Fiction — The Job

img_1709“Are you sure this is the place?”

Eddie pulled a folded piece of paper out of his shirt pocket. “Yeah, Dwayne,” Eddie said as he read the address. “595 Canyon Road. It’s the right address.”

“This place looks like it’s been abandoned,” Dwayne said.

“This is the place,” Eddie insisted, bending down to tie his shoe lace.

“Well, okay, if you’re sure,” Dwayne said. “Hey, you got any chewing gum on you?”

Eddie grabbed a piece of gum and handed it to Dwayne. Both both men donned their rubber Richard Nixon masks and pulled out their pistols. “Let’s do this,” Dwayne said.

Eddie pushed open the rusty metal gate and the two of them climbed up onto what was once the front porch. Dwayne kicked open the door and they entered the large foyer.

The inside was a mess. There were cans, bottles, and empty cracker boxes strewn all over the floor. “What the fuck, Eddie?” Dwayne said. “This place is a pigsty. Call Horace and ask him what the deal is.”

Eddie pulled out his cellphone. “Horace, this is Eddie,” he said into the phone. “Dwayne and I are at 595 Canyon and…oh. 959 Canyon. Shit. I musta written it down wrong.”

(200 words)

Written for Susan’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt and for Teresa’s Three Things Challenge, where the things are cracker, shoe, and chewing gum. Photo credit: C.E. Ayr

21 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction — The Job

  1. baddadcartoons101 July 1, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I’ve done that,… but without the pistols and the Richard Nixon masks, just got the address wrong!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango July 1, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      It’s so much more exciting with the Nixon masks and the pistols, though.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. michael1148humphris July 4, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I am with Susan, p.s. I caught out by an address yesterday night, most miserable. And twenty miles wasted.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 4, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      Been there, done that! Unfortunately.


    • prior.. July 6, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Michael – how do we find your blog?


  3. michael1148humphris July 4, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    I guess many will have, and so have stories to tell

    Liked by 2 people

  4. prior.. July 6, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    LOVE the humor – and this felt like a real robbery – and side note 0 here in virginia we had a construction company tear off the siding of the wrong house – it was one of those neighborhoods where the street name is the same and changes from drive to court to place – and I guess they started tearing off a new roof too –
    wrong house – one street over

    Liked by 1 person

      • prior.. July 6, 2018 / 6:30 pm

        it does… you are right
        and then (in my opinion)


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