The Pickpocket

Happy VD and welcome to this week’s installment of Friday Flash Fiction.  Our travel guide is the lovely and talented, Ralphie Wisoff-Fields. To learn how to participate, in this weekly exercise in madness, visit her blog, http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ after which, scroll down to the blue In links critter and follow the links to other author’s blogs.

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“That was my husband. The Greatest Thief of All-Time.”

“Why does his statue lean so far to one side?”

“Political adversaries labeled him a left wing extremist, when in fact he showed no party loyalty. He proposed higher taxes on the rich, the poor, the elderly, non-profit groups, small businesses, large corporations, internet sales, and children’s lemonade stands.”

“Wow, no wonder they erected a monument in his honor.”

“He was re-elected six times, but always claimed his greatest achievement was the caper he pulled on February 14, 1974.”

“What happened then?”

“That was the day he stole my heart.”

 

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18 thoughts on “The Pickpocket

  1. that last line should be followed by “badum bumm – tisshhh.” well done.

    this line: “He was re-elected six times, but always claimed his…” no comma needed after “times,” but of course you’re free to do as you see fit.

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