One Born Every Minute

Avatar Author: BA Boucher My ficly "Into the Arms of Digital Angels" (http://ficly.com/stories/2740) was expanded into a short story which got published! Check it out here: https://www.lulu.com/commerce/index.php?fBuyContent=8298552 T... Read Bio

I like to whistle. Something about little diddies made up of my breath helps to calm me when I’m sad. Invisible music.

I am sad today, and I’ve been sad for the last few days. I’ve lost my puppy, Mr. Scraptastic.

He’s fond of trashcans and sewer lines. He’ll run for miles after a ball and sleeps inches from and within my heart.

I whistle “How Much is that Doggy in the Window.”


I see some guy dressed in clashing dacyron looking in a trashcan across the street. God damn he is ugly.

“Hey we about ready to go?”

“Yeah Gritz, let’s go.”

“So we gots ourselves a target?”

“I think I just found one.”

“Who?”

“That faggy butterfly across the street…”

“What’s he doing? Is he fooking whistlin’?”

We cross the street. Gritz tightens his fingers around the grip of the bat. I shift my knife to my right hand.


I like to whistle. I wish somebody would come help me look for my puppy.

Here comes two guys now…

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  1. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    Thats Ironic

  2. Avatar jesteram

    Ah, naivité meets thuggery. Is it bad to laugh even though it’s apparent what’s coming? Thanks for playing.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    not only did he lose his puppy, but he’s about to lose his wallet and probably the use of one or more limbs..

  4. Avatar John Perkins

    I love the word “fookin.” Sounds dialectically (how in the hell is dialectically actually a word? Firefox didn’t whine about the spelling. I thought I was making it up. Huh. Ok, back to your regularly scheduled sentence…) awesome.

    How did you create those horizontal rules? Did you cheat and type “& lt ; hr / & gt ;” without the extra spaces to fool the browser? Maybe Kevin or Jason should style an HR as I can see where they might come in handy.

  5. Avatar One Time, One Chance

    Aw!
    Poor guy!
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    Great read! I loved it!

  6. Avatar BA Boucher

    @john perkins

    I just did a line break manuscript style so just a paragraph break and 4 *’s on their own line. I guess the system just reads that as a horizontal.

    Thanks everyone for the ratings. I’ll get back at you as soon as I can

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