Halloween Challenge, Day 21: Goblin Rough-Up (story)

“Yo Leo, seems Jim here needs a lesson on paying up!”, I heard from over my shoulder. I turned around from the computer to see two goblins glaring at me, one tapping a bat in the palm of his hand. I’m not sure how they got into the room, the door hadn’t been opened.

“Wait!”, I exclaimed, “I still have until Saturday to make my payments! It’s only Tuesday!”

“Yeah, well the boss ain’t feeling none too confident you’re gonna pay up, said we should come remind you of what’ll happen if ya don’t.”

The bat whistled by my ear, smashing into the monitor.

“That coulda been your face, come this time Sunday it may just be if the boss don’t get his money! Let’s roll, Leo”, and with that they vanished.

The pit in my stomach just grew and now I must run out and get a new monitor if I’m going to finish this project and get paid or end up just as broken as the one on this desk.

[The End]

All right, 2 days behind on the Challenges now. Hope to be caught up by the end of the week! Wish me luck!

This is my entry for Day 21 of the 31 Days of Halloween writing challenge (you owe a couple goblins a lot of money) hosted over at Flutter by Literature. Don’t miss out on the fun! Head over and check it out now!

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© 2018 – James Sponseller – mindescapes.net

Special thanks to StockSnap for the broken monitor image


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11 replies

  1. That’s exactly how I feel some days when I have to meet a certain deadline and I’m 10403284239 words behind schedule.

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