The soldier violently grabbed me and pulled me to my feet even though I was peacefully demonstrating during the sit-in. He barked laconic orders at me and my fellow protesters. “Get up!” he shouted. “Stand still. Don’t say a word.”
“Isn’t this show if force a bit much?” I asked.
“Shut your pie hole,” he shouted back at me.”
Trying to display some jocularity to ease the tension, I smiled and said, “Apple pie a la mode will do nicely to fill my pie hole.”
The soldier clearly wasn’t amused when he put me in handcuffs.
Written for these daily prompts: MMA Storytime (soldier), Your Daily Word Prompt (violent), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (laconic), The Daily Spur (show), Ragtag Daily Prompt (jocularity), and Word of the Day Challenge (amused).