Buoyed By Hate (Day 116)

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Randall took off his hat as he entered the bar and left it by the door. His clothes, long and black, carried dust from the road. He had been walking for quite a spell. He didn’t know exactly why he was there but the places he was drawn to always erupted into violence. Following a gentle tugging in his soul, he found three white men who had a young black kid pushed up against the back wall.

Randall ambled a bit closer. As he passed by the cutting station, he lifted the knife. Nobody saw him. People rarely did. He wasn’t sure which way this was going to go yet.

“You touch Maryanne, ni**er?”

“I ain’t touched nobody.”

“You wouldn’t be calling Miss Maryanne a liar, would you?”

“I’m gay!”

Randall shook his head. Even if true, that would only rile up these kind of men.

“Oh, we got ourselves a ni**er fa**ot. He’s like a goddamn unicorn.”

“I never bagged me a unicorn before.”

“Come on son, let’s go outside.”

The kid twisted away, taking two steps for the door before six hands caught him and pulled him back.

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  1. Avatar zxvasdf

    Oh boy. It looks like i’ve got a quite bit of catching up to do… I’ve suggested this on the ficly forum before, but I don’t know how hard or easy it is to do this: When a new series begin, it should be accessible from a list of other series, rather than having to search through the archives and going back or forward through the stories. 116! oboy. It sounds like an interesting run you’ve got, now

  2. Avatar Nancy

    Well written,but the starred letters are distracting and a little middle school. If a word is selected and honestly portrays a scene it should just be used.

  3. Avatar Robert Quick

    I agree in theory and while I certainly don’t intend on censoring myself in other formats, we have a fair amount of folks over all ages coming through here. One of our members uses Ficly for their writing class. The words here are unfortunately well known (especially if you’ve played any games online) but I didn’t want to be the one to introduce them if they hadn’t heard it before. I’m sorry you found it distracting but I stand by my choice to be not explicit in this case.

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