“How long have you been planning this heist?” Jake asked.
“A long time,” Bud said. “Isn’t it obvious?”
Sammy raised an eyebrow. “I don’t know, Bud, but the whole thing seems like a big old mess to me.”
“A big old mess?” Bud responded. “Can you be any less ambiguous? How’s it a mess?
“First of all,” Sammy said, “You said that we weren’t going to harm anyone. But the first part of your plan is to take out the security guard.”
“Jeez, Sammy, I don’t mean kill him,” Bud said. “I mean take him out of commission. You know, like knock him upside the head with a big piece of wood, or something.”
“Oh, and you think smacking the guard in the head with a chunk of wood won’t harm him?” Jake chimed in.
“Not like shooting him would,” Bud answered.
Suddenly the door to Bud’s house was busted open. “This is the FBI. Stop what you’re doing and put your hands up,” the lead agent shouted. “We’ve got you in our crosshairs, so no funny business.”
Bud looked over at his co-conspirators and whispered, “Which one of you ratted us out?”
Written for Rachel Poli’s Time To Write prompt using these three random words: “harm,” “mess,” and “heist.”
Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (obvious), Ragtag Daily Prompt (eyebrow), Your Daily Word Prompt (ambiguous), The Daily Spur (wood), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (crosshairs).