Burrrrp - A Flash Fiction

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Ouuuuu, there is something in the night!

It was one of those moonless nights where little was seen except by artificial light. So as Constable Murphy made his way along Melbourne Road, checking businesses to make sure they were secure and unmolested, he thought that he saw movement at one of the doorways.

As he pulled his flashlight from his belt Constable Murphy called out, "You there, come out of the shadows or I'll be sure to give you a welt or two."

There was no answer, and no other movement was seen, so the suspicious cop pointed the light in that direction and waved it around in a tight circle. --- Nothing was seen.

"Huh," Murphy mumbled, "Could have sworn I saw something moving."

So, as Murphy moved passed the mailbox and turned the corner onto Jefferson Street, he thought he saw something, again.

This time, the light from his flashlight targeted the area right away. --- Still nothing.

"Boy, this night-shift work isn't working for me. I'm seeing things that aren't there," Murphy said to himself.

Just then Murphy looked across the street and saw Constable Parker, who was making his rounds at the edge of his district.

"Evening to you Constable Parker," Murphy called out to him.

Constable Parker looked in Murphy's direction, and then yelled, "Watch out!"

But it was too late, Constable Murphy was swallowed up by a flash of darkness.

Constable Parker just shook his head as he said, "They shouldn't move people to night-shift and then send them out on moonless nights without shadow avoidance training.

And as Constable Parker checked a door to make sure it was locked, Shadow said to Parker, "It might be a good idea if you started feeding me my dinner before we make our rounds. Especially on Moonless nights. --- Burrrrp!"



JE Falcon


Submitted: October 27, 2021

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