A Good Excuse

December 29, 2021 at 11:15 am 30 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 31 December 2021

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
Sam and his buddies decided to break in the house of Mrs. Peters who lived alone.

To avoid arousing suspicion, they pretended to deliver a Christmas tree.

Sam knocked on the door. No answer.

He twisted the doorknob, and to his surprise, it was unlocked.

They dropped the tree in the living room and went straight to the bedroom.

It was there where they found the widow in need of medical attention.

Sam immediately called 911 and saved her life.

When the cops asked later what they were doing there, Sam had a ready response.

β€œWe’re delivering a Christmas tree.”

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30 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  December 29, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Quick thinking

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    • 2. plaridel  |  December 30, 2021 at 1:09 pm

      neil:

      i couldn’t agree more. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Tannille  |  December 29, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Stealing is one thing and murdering another.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  December 30, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      annille:

      true indeed. it’s great that they ended up saving her life. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. rochellewisoff  |  December 30, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    At least they did the right thing in the end. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 6. plaridel  |  December 30, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      rochelle:

      i’d say kudos to them. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. GHLearner  |  December 30, 2021 at 5:23 am

    In the end it’s a good thing they were there. Maybe they can become friends with the old lady and not steal any more.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  December 30, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      gabi:

      wouldn’t that be great? let’s keep our fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Keith's Ramblings  |  December 31, 2021 at 5:26 am

    If only more bad deeds turned good. Nice one plaridel.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  January 1, 2022 at 9:05 am

      keith:

      amen to that. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. draliman  |  December 31, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Good job the burglars had a conscience.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  January 1, 2022 at 9:05 am

      draliman:

      for one shining moment, they did.

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  • 13. notestowomen  |  December 31, 2021 at 8:21 am

    It’s so ironic. If they hadn’t attempted to break into her home, they wouldn’t have found her and saved her life. Nice twist, Plaridel.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  January 1, 2022 at 9:05 am

      adele:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 15. Dale  |  December 31, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Well. I guess, in the end, we have to ignore the first reason they went in. And how lovely that they did the right thing.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  January 1, 2022 at 9:04 am

      dale:

      like they say, all’s well that ends well. πŸ™‚

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      • 17. Dale  |  January 1, 2022 at 9:07 am

        Indeed.

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        • 18. plaridel  |  January 2, 2022 at 10:49 am

          dale:

          πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 19. msjadeli  |  January 1, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I’m glad they chose wisely.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  January 2, 2022 at 10:49 am

      msjadeli:

      me too. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. Bill  |  January 1, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Antagonists with big hearts. My favorite kind. Well done, πŸ™‚

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    • 22. plaridel  |  January 2, 2022 at 10:49 am

      bill:

      what a comment. much appreciated. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. jillyfunnell  |  January 2, 2022 at 6:16 am

    I like the fact that they became responsible when they discovered the scene. Rounded characters are so much more fascinating than one-dimensionals. The lie seems perfectly acceptable after their good deed.

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    • 24. Liz Young  |  January 2, 2022 at 9:10 am

      I hope this makes them re-think their lives.

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      • 25. plaridel  |  January 2, 2022 at 10:48 am

        liz:

        well said.

        Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  January 2, 2022 at 10:48 am

      jilly:

      i want to believe there’s always a good person inside a bad person.

      Reply
  • 27. pennygadd51  |  January 2, 2022 at 10:06 am

    What a lovely happy ending. They deserved to escape undetected.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  January 2, 2022 at 10:48 am

      penny:

      absolutely they did. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. granonine  |  January 3, 2022 at 9:07 am

    Bad guys gone good πŸ™‚

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    • 30. plaridel  |  January 5, 2022 at 9:38 am

      linda:

      thank goodness. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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