Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Flash fiction: Homeland insecurity

If you enjoy writing short stories, check out the Fiction Friday challenges by Jeanne at The Raisin Chronicles.

This week's challenge was/is: to write a piece of "flash fiction" - a short story of 100 words or less that begins with the phrase -

"As neighbors go..."
If you're interested in joining the fun, click on the link above.

Here's my story for this week.
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Homeland insecurity

As neighbors go, the Canadians seemed like all we could hope for: distracted, docile and dumb.

Until the Great Hockey War of 2013.

Some say it was the Red Wings’ seventh straight Stanley Cup victory that set them off. Others think it was Obama’s health care plan making theirs look so feeble. Whatever the reason, Homeland Security was completely unprepared for an attack from the Great White North.

Once Buffalo, Detroit and Seattle fell, defeat was inevitable. Who knew they had turned hockey pucks into incendiary devices? It was devastating.

But…now we have pretty money.
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(97 words including title)

Gotta run. Going to the doctor with the Middle-Aged Woman.

Take care.


RED WINGS PLAYOFF UPDATE:
The Stanley Cup Finals - Detroit vs. Pittsburgh

The Wings lost to the Penguins Tuesday night by a score of 4-2.
Detroit leads best of seven series, 2 games to 1

3 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

Never underestimate a Canadian with a puck.

Jim Styro said...

Words to live by.

Captain Dumbass said...

We've taken Detroit before, we'll do it again.