Out Played

Photo prompt: © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

 

“It’s an effing eyesore.”

“I don’t care.”

Martin balled his fists but Susan just gazed at him.

She said nothing but he knew: Raise a finger on me and off to jail you go. The judge was clear: Anger-Management or prison. Martin took the former but could swear Susan’s infuriating behavior intended to get him the latter.

He inhaled slowly before turning away. “When Sanitation fines us,” he growled, “it’s all yours to pay.”

“Fine,” she shrugged. “Though I think they won’t.”

He glared. “Why? Got connections?”

“Nope,” she patted the rotting piano. “I’ve registered it as street art.”

 

 

For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

 

 

A Bit Eccentric

Berlin streetart3 InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

He may be a bit eccentric

And his music may be bold,

But his mama will be happy

That his head will not be cold,

That someone is watching over

Just in case he should be told,

That it is time to eat the snack

Before his energy will fold.

 

 

Merriam-Webster’s word for July 7, 2018:

Eccentric

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