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FF – Carnage!

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, the 100 word challenge hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo comes from Björn Rudberg.

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Copyright Björn Rudberg

Copyright Björn Rudberg

 

Chris “Fingers” O’Flaherty shot an evil grin at the hapless shop keeper.

“Not gonna pay up, huh? Time ta die!” He held out his hand and his cohort, Nigel “No Brains” Bingwit, handed him a violin case. Fingers opened it and extracted the contents.

“Eat lead!”

Twang.

“Ha!” scoffed the shop keeper, suddenly feeling brave. “What ya gonna do, batter me to death with the string section?”

Fingers stared at the violin in his hands. “Bingwit, you moron. You picked up the wrong cases!”

Meanwhile, across town at the weekly rehearsal of the Little Brimptom String Orchestra, it was carnage!

 

  1. November 16, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    carnage . . . for starters, they really butchered Mozart’s “eine kleine Nacht Musik”! Very funny & inventive, Ali, and a great picture by Bjorn. (Love your people and place names!) Congrats to both of you!

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Ha, yes. They made a real mess of Mozart. The original didn’t have quite so many gun shots 🙂

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      • November 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm

        Yeah, here’s to Mozart and to chocolate truffles! 🙂

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  2. November 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Lol brilliant!!

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  3. November 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Ha… there is nothing worse than have to fiddle an AK-47…

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:22 am

      The hair trigger really makes a mess of the quieter sections…

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  4. November 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Haha, Bingwit – great name. Made me laugh, well done.

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:23 am

      I’m glad you liked it! I finally managed to think up an appropriate character name.

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  5. Lyn
    November 16, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    LOL splendid!

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  6. November 16, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    That’s brilliant. Thank you for the laugh

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:24 am

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. November 16, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Delightful twist!!! Love this lighthearted tale. Thank you.

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  8. November 16, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Oh my! Too funny! If only I had known about Bingwit; that name would have been the perfect response to someone I had to deal with this week. 😀

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Ha! It’s a nonsensical name but somehow manages to imply a person with less than average good sense 🙂
      I’m glad you liked the story!

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  9. michael1148humphris
    November 16, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Loved it,

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  10. November 17, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Hilarious. I like the name Bingwit too.

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:26 am

      I’m glad you liked the name and my story 🙂

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  11. November 17, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Oh, that is too funny. I will have to keep laughing for a while. Great one!

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:27 am

      I’m glad it made you laugh, and thanks for the reblog 🙂

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  12. November 17, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Reblogged this on SERENDIPITY and commented:
    This just made me laugh. And since we all need a laugh … Amazing what you can do in 100 words!

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  13. November 17, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Your names are hilarious, Ali. Some people just can’t resist guns. So much for the Little Brimptom String Orchestra. May they rest in peace. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:27 am

      I’m hoping there were only flesh wounds 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  14. November 17, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Well written, as usual, with your normal morbid sense of humor. Thanks for the smile.
    Ellespeth

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  15. November 17, 2016 at 6:35 am

    I knew when I saw Marilyn had reblogged this that it was going to be a classic FF! This is why I never attend symphony concerts…

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    • November 17, 2016 at 8:28 am

      You never know if there’s been an unfortunate gangster case mix-up…

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  16. November 17, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Hah! Good one.

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  17. November 17, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Haha! Oops!

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    • November 17, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Life is full of little mishaps 🙂

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      • November 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

        It sure is! But a violin could be dangerous…if a person didn’t know how to play it and there were no earplugs and whatnot.

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  18. November 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Oh dear oh dear!
    This was funny.

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    • November 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      I’m glad you liked my little tale of gangster and orchestral mishaps 🙂

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  19. November 17, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    This has to be a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Too funny.

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    • November 18, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Definitely once in a lifetime 🙂

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  20. November 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Hahahaha! Funny story!

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  21. November 17, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Hilarious. I’m sure that was a bang up concert. Bingwit? Priceless. Take a bow, O Humerous One.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • November 18, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Very bang up 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m still endeavouring to do humorous stories for a bit.
      Ali

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  22. November 17, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Alistair, that was fun indeed. Great names, great idea. Bang on…. oops…;-)

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  23. November 18, 2016 at 4:02 am

    a very creative take on the prompt. well done.

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  24. November 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Fan…….tastic! Loved every word.

    My little story is called The Orchestra

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    • November 18, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  25. November 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    A great laugh for me at the end, Ali. It all seemed so funny, really. I love that name — Bingwit! Super duper! 😀

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    • November 18, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      I saw it as a sort of slapstick at the end where everyone had fun with their unexpected “instruments” and bullets flew but no-one actually got hurt 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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      • November 19, 2016 at 4:38 am

        I sure did!

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  26. November 18, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Too funny!

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  27. November 18, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Hahaha…the old switcheroo! 😁

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    • November 19, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Yep, that’ll teach them to store their guns in the traditional violin cases 🙂

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  28. November 18, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Hahahaha… instant Bugsy Malone-esque images. Fab and lovely to laugh too 😀

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    • November 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      That was the sort of thing going through my mind too. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  29. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover
    November 18, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Nice upbeat story. Made me laugh, thanks.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      I’m glad you got a laugh from it 🙂

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  30. November 18, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Ha. Nicely done. May your humor never fade.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks! I hope it never fades too 🙂

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      • November 26, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        I doubt that it will. ;0)

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  31. November 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Haha, made me laugh 🙂 The names are priceless 🙂

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  32. November 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Haha. So funny, Ali. It’s easy to mix up those cases.

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    • November 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      So easy, but so unfortunate 🙂 Maybe some kind of unobtrusive sticker next time…

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      • November 20, 2016 at 5:38 pm

        Yes! That’s what I was thinking.

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      • November 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        🙂

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  33. November 20, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Haha. You definitely know how to pick character names! Bingwit! He sounds sounds just like the idiot you’ve made him. A fun read. 🙂

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    • November 21, 2016 at 8:47 am

      I played about with the names a bit! I’m glad you enjoyed my story 🙂

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  34. November 20, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    And thats why I don’t go to watch orchestras. You just never know when the staccato sound of a tommy gun is going to ruin the crescendo! Great story Ali 🙂

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    • November 21, 2016 at 8:49 am

      It can really ruin the ambience 🙂

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  35. November 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Oh, no, a deadly switch! And still, somehow, comedy!

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    • November 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      I’m thinking of it as a slapstick scene 🙂

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  36. November 21, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Fun story this week Ali. You made me LOL.

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  37. November 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Best story ever! Oh my, you really made me laugh.

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  38. November 23, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Love it, you do do humour well. Well paced and delivered

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Thanks, it’s nice to do some humour again. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  39. December 1, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I always wondered about what would happen in a great “mob movie” if that would happen!

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    • December 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      I was thinking some sort of farce/Bugsy Malone type thing when I wrote it!

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      • December 2, 2016 at 3:06 pm

        I was as I read it as well.

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