99fiction.net

Hey!! What's the story?

The boys pushed into Baldy’s garage. Excited—filled with beans, hormones, and Halloween. From backpacks they pulled soap, shaving cream, stink bombs, bottle rockets, toilet paper, eggs: the tools of the trade, if your trade is being thirteen and spending one last great Halloween terrorizing the neighborhood before you’re too old and too cool.

Frankie asked, “What about candy? Ain’t we gonna get some loot?”

The others laughed. “We swipe it from the little kids. We’re pirates; ain’t we?” Sandy answered.

They had agreed: This year no superheroes, ghosts, or movie characters. They’d be as scurvy a pirate crew as ever sailed the main. After all, they were the gang.

They swooshed and banged wooden swords, yelling, “shiver me timbers,” “pieces of eight,” and “walk the plank.”

Brig’s dad caught the first scent. “We can have fun with them,” he’d suggested to the other fathers.

The dads hired Scat Halloway’s fishing boat and students from the college drama club. “Shanghai ‘em and cruise ‘em around the harbor for an hour or two,” Jax’s father had told Scat, his mate Drudge, and the college kids.

The boys shivered in terror as they were marched, wrists bound, down the street. Baldy’s dad being a cop, the police had agreed to look the other way.

“Hey, mister, we’re only kids,” Jax tried.

“Y’er the right age to learn,” Drudge replied and whacked the boy’s head.

“March lively or we’ll keelhaul ya,” one student exclaimed.

It was surely one of the great tricks of Halloween history. The fathers high-fived as the Merry Dodger pulled from dock.

Too bad nobody had told the Coast Guard. Seeing a Jolly Roger in his harbor, Lieutenant Rick Hughes ordered his crew, “Prepare to attack.”

Views: 120

Tags: Halloween, humor, prank

Comment by Salvatore Buttaci on October 9, 2013 at 18:42

I liked this so much I shared it at Twitter and Facebook.

Comment by Kerry J. Hall on October 11, 2013 at 16:07
Bahahaha! Serves em right! Great story, Ken!
Comment by Marion Lovato on October 14, 2013 at 21:30

Loved it!  Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Mark Cassell on October 26, 2014 at 16:50

What a fitting end. Great story. :-D

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of 99fiction.net to add comments!

Join 99fiction.net

Quirky social network for writers and creators. Try our free fiction competitions. Hey!! What's the story?

Forum

Contact

Started by Sandra Crook in Sample Title. Last reply by Jem (Admin) on Thursday. 3 Replies

Can anyone tell me how to make contact with the administrators of this site?  I don't see a contact button.Continue

Writing vs Typing

Started by Daniel Hale in Sample Title. Last reply by Boyd Miles Dec 14. 8 Replies

Lately I've been experimenting with writing my first drafts in longhand in notebooks, before typing them onto the computer. According to Neil Gaiman, this is a good way to make you think more about…Continue

Tags: stories, gaiman, method, writing

Self publishing - what do you think?

Started by Naomi Rawle in Sample Title. Last reply by Naomi Rawle Nov 30. 2 Replies

In the past ,Vanity Publishing was frowned upon but with e-publishing so readily available, that's no longer the case. Have you self-published anything via Amazon or something similar? What was your…Continue

What book influenced you when you were young, and why?

Started by Natalie Cone in Sample Title. Last reply by Terri Ross Nov 5. 10 Replies

When I was a young teen, about 14 or so, I read Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. The main character was a strong young female confident in her own skin. Growing up, my sisters and I were…Continue

Tags: esteem, self, book, youth, young

Blog Posts

New Book

Posted by Steve Downes on December 19, 2014 at 9:50 0 Comments

Now available on All Amazon Book Stores ‘DAWN AT MIDNIGHT’ a Retrospective of twenty years of published poems by Steve Downes

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dawn-Midnight-Selected-Published-Poems-ebook/dp/B00R60DM84…

Continue

Lucifer's Propeller

Posted by Preston Randall on December 15, 2014 at 16:42 5 Comments

My day off: 

Lynda leaves to go shopping. Turn on dining room light, ceiling fan goes on high. Fiddle with…

Continue

Vicious Circle

Posted by Sue Nicholls on December 14, 2014 at 11:00 6 Comments

I tear towards Earth on an endless chute, terrified and bawling. Hope has launched me on my way but at some point on the frantic journey I slow to a snail’s pace, deaf to my own screams, and sluggish, black evil burns through my soul. I am all hatred. I shoot off again and moments later slide to a halt in bright, cold light. Loud voices proclaim,

“It’s a boy! A perfect baby boy!” Hands grab me, scrub my tender skin, wrap me in something scratchy and shove me into the arms of my…

Continue

#WW twitter

Posted by Steve Downes on December 10, 2014 at 9:24 0 Comments

Full list of folks to follow from Ireland if you’re a budding writer An Irish

Continue

© 2014   Created by Jem (Admin).   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service