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Shooting Fish in a Barrel

BANG! His drunken form swallowed the bedroom. She slunk deep into nest of pillows and duvet. Nightly ritual began. She recoiled at each approaching footstep. He stealthily reached for the gun. He enjoyed her screams and pleas as he pulled trigger. Volley of blanks broke the silence.
 
BANG! Nerves frayed, she ate another Valium breakfast. In a cloudy haze she decided. She would swap the blanks for real bullets.
 
BANG! Sat at the bar, complaining vehemently that the beer was too warm, his mind cranked through devious levers. ‘Oh yes,’ he roared deep inside. ‘Tonight I will pretend to shoot myself'.’
Strangeways_Rob
Written by Strangeways_Rob
Published | Edited 23rd Apr 2021
Author's Note
ERULGCT #94. Uma xx Change of scene. In 1862 a script of this was commissioned by BBC Wales as part of a series of short short films. Sadly, the funding ran dry and it was consigned to the history...
ERULGCT #94. Uma xx Change of scene. In 1862 a script of this was commissioned by BBC Wales as part of a series of short short films. Sadly, the funding ran dry and it was consigned to the history bin. ALL STAY SAFE.
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