Fiction

To Crack A Nut

31st August 2019 — 3

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Fiction

To Crack A Nut

31st August 2019 — 3

This writing prompt must feature a “safebreaker’s daughter” and is courtesy of Carrot Ranch’s weekly Flash Fiction Challenge. The challenge is the story must be 99 words. No more no less.


“Put your damn phone away,” he growled.
“I’m bored,” she grumbled, rolling her eyes.
He’d been at it 40 minutes now and she had long lost interest.
“If you can crack a Mk50,” he started.
“You can crack anything, yeah, yeah,” she snapped.
With well-practised moves, his fingers manipulated the combination.
She stood up and walked around the safe.
“Gotcha,” he finally said thrusting the handle up with a satisfying clunk.
He swung the door open to reveal her beaming face staring at him through a large hole.
“Amazing what you can do with the right tools, old man!”

Cover image courtesy of: Syed Ali

3 comments

  • Shweta Suresh

    1st September 2019 at 1:43 am

    I wonder what they found inside the locker! Nicely written, Chris!

    Reply

  • Charli Mills

    2nd September 2019 at 4:53 am

    Great interplay between father and daughter.

    Reply

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