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claire-fullerClair Fuller – Copyright

“Money now!” He shouted.

“We don’t have a safe!” she cried.

“I saw people shopping, you have money somewhere!”

She glanced at dad’s ladder, a symbol of strength, but he saw her gaze as a nervous hint.

“It up there?”

“No, maybe.”

“Get it.”

She climbed, wondering what would happen when she didn’t produce cash.  Reaching the top, she noticed the iron sculpture her father brought from the old country. In one move she grabbed it and aimed for his head. He was still out when the police came to collect him.

  1. Good choice and I’m glad to see she didn’t kill him.


  2. She threw the sculpture and I’m betting the cops threw the book at him.
    She had him covered though.

  3. EagleAye says:

    Aha! That’s some quick thinking. Clever girl.

  4. Penny L Howe says:

    This is good, well written, I liked the ending especially! 🙂

  5. Sandra Crook says:

    Inspired take on the prompt. Nice one.

  6. Wow, you sure packed a lot in there!
    Very well done.

  7. Dear Turnip,
    Clear, concise and well told. Your MC thinks fast on her feet…or on a ladder as it were. 😉

  8. vb holmes says:

    Always like a happy ending–clever story.

  9. rheath40 says:

    Nice twist. I liked it a lot!

  10. rgayer55 says:

    When my wife goes shopping there’s NO money left. Quick thinking by the young lady. Clever story, Turnip.

  11. Yes always keep heavy objects at high locations.

  12. nightlake says:

    Smart and bold. well done

  13. Nicely done. I would have handed over all the books and the money!

  14. I like the little details, like the ladder being her father’s, a symbol of strength. Great story.

  15. kz says:

    clever girl! ^^ i really felt the tension at the beginning and was relieved by the ending. great story 🙂

  16. camgal says:

    Clever take and good ending 🙂

  17. A good story. Creative idea.

  18. Nice flow to your clever story. He must have had some headache the day after… from father’s iron sculpture landing on his head.

  19. Joe Owens says:

    Knock the thief out! Good choice. I though there might be a firearm at the top.

  20. Yes, thanks for not killing him.

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