100 Word Challenge – Week 71: Start With A Bang

The cold rattled his bones as midnight struck, which he dosed in the warm whiskey fire.  Another year off the calendar, one step closer towards pensions and peace. The streamers and confetti rained down, but dared not touch him, lest it melt.

“One more for the road?” came the bartender.

He wanted to say yes, despite the fog creeping into his brainpan. But his waist answered for him “Attention all units, 10-13, officer down at First Gotham Bank, all available units to respond. Suspect is reported as the Joker. Exercise extreme caution.”

And the bar fell silent as he rushed out the door.


My entry for this week’s 100 Word Challenge from Julia’s Place. And we all know how wild and crazy some party animals get.

I hope you all enjoy!

3 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge – Week 71: Start With A Bang

  1. Mayumi-H says:

    Great little bits of metaphorical imagery! I love the warmth of whiskey, and the answer coming from his waist. Succinct, but full of portent. There’s a resignation in this lawman that’s fitting, and that, I suspect, one would need to serve in Gotham. Nicely done all around!

  2. Beautifully written! I like the image of the confetti that would melt if it touched him, heated by the whiskey as he is. And the unexpected answer to the bartender’s question is well done too. (And of course I’m left wondering if he’s Batman or the police commissioner.)

  3. Lynda says:

    Brilliant writing!

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