Effect

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Everyhting has a effect

Effect’s

A man puts on a mask and enters the bank. He walks up to the counter and carefully reveals the pistol he was concealing. Silently the clerk hands him a large sum of money and the man leaves the bank through the back door. As he enters the alley he is chased by police that had stationed their car there.

 

He dashes behind dumpsters and leaps over fences but in his hurry to flee he drops one of the wads of cash he was carrying. After running for multiple blocks he rests behind a dumpster. He peers out and sees a policeman carrying a picture and talking to the people on the street. The man still wearing the mask quickly hides but as he does he hears the sounds of a dog, headed his way. He panics and frantically looks for a way out as the sounds of the dogs walking grow closer. 

 

The policeman seeing a stray dog looking sniffing around he walks closer to see what it was so interested in. After hearing the iconic *clack, clack, clack* of a policeman's shoes the man quietly draws his pistol once more and points it straight ahead of him. The second he saw movement his fingers closed around the trigger and fired.

 

After hearing a Gunshot ring out the people in the streets screamed and the policeman drew his revolver and carefully stepped into the alley. Blood slowly poured from the dog’s wound as it cried out in one last gasp of pain. 

 

The man wearing the mask lost concentration and didn't notice the policeman in front of him. The policeman seeing blood splattered on the wall next to him carefully walked in front of a dumpster and saw a man in a mask crouched with a pistol pointed at him. Instinctively the policeman fired his revolver and then moved away from the dumpster with his revolver still raised. 

 

The masked man felt no pain as he lay there. Slowly reaching into his pocket he brought out a dented pocket watch and took one last look at his beloved before slowly fading into blackness. The policeman called an ambulance after seeing the man's condition.

 

The man and the dog died before the ambulance got there… 

 

At the home of the policeman, he slowly gets into his bed next to his wife. His wife slowly reached around him and hugging him the policeman started to cry. That night he wasn’t able to go to sleep until midnight, his mind was full of sorrow and he was saddened by what had happened that day. “I was there to find a lost kid, not a bank robber” and “Why did I have to shoot, why did I have to investigate that dumpster” were the words swirling around his head. 

 

That morning he woke up in a sweat and decided to call in sick to work that day…

 

A homeless man eagerly walks into a mall and buys new shoes and clothes then goes into a deli and buys a ton of food. He then returns to his alley and stashes his goodies in his makeshift house. He prepares a small meal of cheese and crackers and then prays for the man who had run by and dropped such a large amount of money.

 

The homeless man digs in and starts to cry tears of joy as the soft cheese and crunchy crackers mix in his mouth…

 

A woman sits alone in a run-down apartment holding a wrinkled photo as tears slowly roll off her face. She angrily stares at the bills stacked up on the counter and the loan rejections. She walks over to a table with a poorly made paper mache bakery sat. She stares at it and then screams “Just for some stupid dream” while smashing her fist into it. 

 

She crumples to the ground and bawls…


Submitted: March 09, 2021

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