A Black Friday Trilogy

Posted on November 28, 2011 12:06 pm under Microfiction
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I finished my trilogy and realized that I hadn’t included the word of the week. I’ve done that before and managed to work it in. No such luck this week. I thought about adding a fourth offering, but I had no idea what to call a trilogy plus one. A quadogy? With that excuse, I am complacently ignoring the word of the week.

The Setting
Shoppers clutched their bargains and grimly crawled towards the cashier. Why are those guys laughing? They’re at the end of the line. (139)

The Plan
Joe will present a bunch of expired cards. I’ll haggle over prices. You forget your PIN. I’ll start the timer when Joe begins checkout. (135)

Mission Accomplished
A record-breaking stall. They headed for the pub, while stunned shoppers realized they’d been victimized by the Black Friday Pranksters. (138)

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was complacent.

4 Responses to “A Black Friday Trilogy”

  1. Anthony North Says:

    Fun reads – especially the last.

  2. Akelamalu Says:

    Fun trio!

  3. Sonia Lal Says:

    hehe I escially like that last! Black Friday Pranksters!!

  4. Pat Says:

    This is a great three-part story–very clever and funny. I’m glad I’m not a shopper in that store!!