Jimmy the Valet had one thought about Mondays: Ugh!
Last night, he went to park his first car of the evening, and ran the Tesla over the curb and into a fire hydrant. Realizing he had no time to lose, he sped off to Dent Wizard without looking and drove over a pedestrian. Jimmy understood better than most that you win some and you lose some, felt sorry for the old man, but threw him in the trunk – with the keys!
While trying to figure out how to explain all this to his boss, he got a text from the manager who was looking for Jimmy back at the curb: “YOU’RE FIRED!!!”
Jimmy knew when it was time to run, so he stuck his thumb out to hitchhike out of town and the first car driving by picked him up: Patrolman Ziggy Meyers.
The moral of today’s six-sentence story: Your Mondays are a walk in the park, so quit complaining! Also, Jimmy’s manager is not an Elmore Leonard fan because one of Leonard’s 10 rules of writing is you’re only allowed three exclamation points in a 100,000 word novel and Jimmy’s manager used his entire allotment in a two-word text.
My A to Z Challenge is on six-sentence stories, inspired by Hemingway who crafted the first six-word story (For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.) Y’all had some fantastic V suggestions, but this story just kinda wrote itself while I struggled with so many others. It reminded me of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Alas, I have to use WRITER for W so hold your suggestions till X. But wait, if I kill myself off in W, does that mean I won’t have to write X,Y and Z? Hmm, very tempting…