Daily Prompt: Fill in the blank

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Three people walk into a bar, the bartender turned his attention to figure out if they’d come for some drinks or cause trouble. The three looked like they had joined together only recently. Mr. Smith, the bartender was an easy going man, who did not like any kind of problem.

He noticed there was a big burly dude, a skinny  tall guy and the third one had a long beard colored in a variety of colors. He addressed them at once, “Yes folks what brings you here?”

The beard man was somewhat haughty, “Why do you think, we’ve come here?” He was indignant.

“Well”,  said the bartender, “this is my way of starting a conversation”.

The skinny guy was fidgety, he couldn’t wait to tell the bartender, the purpose of their visit. He said in his shrill voice, ” what if I say we’ve come here to rob your money?”

“Then dear friends, I’ll hand you over to the police.” Mr. Smith the bartender replied.

The big burly dude realized his partners have made the situation unfriendly. It was his turn to smoothe the situation.  He calmly said, “Mr. Bartender, we did not come to cause trouble, we were walking along the road looking for a place where we could sit and have some drinks, please ignore my friends here, I apologize on their behalf.”

The bartender breathed a sigh of relief, he took their order. The drinks were served, the people had their much needed rest. They paid the bartender handsomely and left!

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Fiction: Abandon

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Abandon

Lucy and her friend Tracy went for a walk one afternoon,on their way they saw a building, which seemed empty, they quietly walked over to see what was inside.

When they stepped in front of the door, they heard someone saying,”please can someone help me, I want to go home?”

Lucy instantly made a move to go in, Tracy held her back, she said, “No Lucy this might be a trap, let us go back!”

At first Lucy was reluctant to listen to her friend, Tracy related the story of her cousin who went for a walk and disappeared this news unnerved her and she decided against going in.

The two friends decided to go to the shopping mall, Tracy wanted to buy a few things, in the mall they met Melanie, who  came running to tell them something, she was breathless the words Tracy,  Lucy was barely audible, She told them  about some building where the police had gone to investigate after pedestrians nearby alerted them about someone crying for help, no one lives in the building, the parents all over the town are cautioning their children not to go near it, Tracy and Lucy looked at each other and realized it sounds like the same place, they breathed a sigh of relief for not going in!

 

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