Friday Fictioneers – Relative Values

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!


Relative Values

‘You’ll check yo guns in here, gen’lmen,’ said the doorman.

Paw and Gramps muttered a bit as their Winchesters were locked securely into a metal cabinet, and we were ushered to a table right under a beautiful circular window in the ceiling.

Rosasharn started whining again.

‘Give her a feed, for goo’ness sake,’ said Paw. ‘Ain’t nobody gonna notice.’ He leered.

I uncovered a tit, and Rosasharn latched on. ‘Look at that lovely window,’ I said.

Paw roared with laughter. ‘Nobody cares how pretty the place is. What matters is the size of the steaks! Ain’t that so, Gramps?’

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39 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Relative Values

    • Thank you for such a nice comment, Gabi. Rosasharn is a verbal corruption of ‘Rose of Sharon’, which is quite a pretty yellow flower. Steinbeck uses it as the name of one of his characters in ‘The Grapes of Wrath’.


    • Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I like that you are curious about the story’s accuracy with regard to gun control. Not being an American, I don’t know how often a situation like the one I described would happen, but it certainly could happen. Most states allow the (regulated) carrying of firearms. However, the owner of private property can specify who he wants on his property, and if he refuses to accept a would-be customer carrying a gun, he can do so. If the customer refused to comply, he would be trespassing. So, while I’ve never witnessed this, I think it’s very likely to happen.

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  1. Maslow’s hierarchy has a solid foundation but not much height here. Sometimes I think the pyramid model causes us more trouble than it is worth, but at other times it’s good to know it exists (even if only in theory.) Good story, Penny.

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