Wednesday, April 2, 2014

#AtoZchallenge: Borbor or Bubbling

Borbor (Spanish) or Bubbling (English)
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"Thanks," I mumbled as I took the overflowing glass from the bartender.

"Rough day?"

I nodded as I took the first sip of the effervescent mixture, chugged the rest and signaled for a refill.

Bad day for sure.

I'd been laid off, my taxi home was involved in a crash and, oh yeah, I killed my wife.

No, it was an accident. It wasn't my fault, it actually was hers.

If she had paid the bill on time, the power wouldn't have been turned off.

If the power had been on, I would have seen her at the top of the stairs and I wouldn't have knocked her over.

I smiled.

As I heard sirens wailing in the distance, I raised my glass in salute to the bartender and toasted, "Here's to a better day tomorrow!"

My theme is 10x10.
A maximum of ten sentences, a minimum of 100 words.
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36 comments:

  1. That's quite the tense story, with an awesome image to kick it off! Stopping by from the A to Z.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by...I definitely had fun with it.

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  2. Now that was some story... you have a delicious sense of humor, Donna.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Michael. Hope you continue to visit and enjoy!

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    1. I giggled when I wrote it...glad you got it!

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  4. Very intriguing tale. I guess it will not end will for him. Anyway, hope you are having fun with the A to Z.

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    1. I appreciate your stopping by and taking time to read and comment. Hope to see you back soon!

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  5. Intriguing! I like your writing style!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanette. I enjoy quirky and it sometimes flavors my flash fiction.

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  6. This for some reason made me smile.
    Sania @ Fragile Words

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    1. I was smiling when I wrote it...picturing the smirk on his face. LOL!

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  7. Are those sirens for her? Once again you leaving me wishing for the rest of the story. Could you change your theme to 100 X 100 please?

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    1. LOL! I was initially going to go for up to 300 words but love the challenge of the ten sentences.

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  8. Love the tone. Pulls the reader in, that's for sure. Looking forward to more.
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

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    1. I hope I can keep up the twists...time will tell! Thanks for stopping by...

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  9. Just read your IWSG post, and you should have no insecurities when it comes to writing flash fiction. You do it so well.
    Back tomorrow for daily fix. ;)

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    1. Thank you, so very glad you enjoyed it. Tomorrow has a little different flavor.

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  10. OMG - freaky! I love it! What a delightful bit of macabre to make me smile. :)
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    1. I do love the quirk...glad you did as well!

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  11. I almost feel guilty for laughing, but I love the twist. Now I have to go and see what I missed yesterday.

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    1. Hee-hee, it made me giggle so glad that came through. ;)

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  12. Wow. Wife died, huh? Bummer, man. You'll find somebody else. Nice story!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bob. Hope you'll be back for more!

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  13. LOL I can't believe how hilarious this is! It really shouldn't be buy why am I continuing to laugh so hard? Well done!

    And Happy A to Z!


    Julie Jordan Scott
    A to Z Challenge Participant/2011,12,13,14.....
    The Bold Writer from A to Z

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    1. It made me laugh so why not you? Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hola Vero!! So nice to get back in touch. I miss my 2012 A-Z friends. Thanks for visiting...

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  15. Cool and deadly flash fiction which I found pleasant to read.

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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