Coupon Sharks Aren’t Scary – Friday Fictioneers – 18 October

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(Genre:Fiction) (101 words)


Out the front glass of the grocery store three people took in the scene. The rain was not letting up one bit. The buggies in their sight were left from before the monsoon.

“You were hired to retrieve buggies,” Tom the manager declared.

“I cannot swim,” pimple faced Jeremy replied.

“It is only to your ankles,” Tom said.

“What if the pavement has settled?”

“Oh for heaven’s sake,” Miranda exclaimed. She grabbed an umbrella and sloshed out toward the buggies. Tom and Jeremy stood in terror when they saw the shark fin pop up near the store sign at the road.




About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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13 Responses to Coupon Sharks Aren’t Scary – Friday Fictioneers – 18 October

  1. Sandra says:

    I wondered why you’d not used contractions too. But a funny little tale nevertheless.

  2. “Run for the cart!! Run for the cart!!” Haahahaa!!

  3. claireful says:

    A great idea. I wasn’t sure about the lack of contractions in the dialogue – it made them sound like English wasn’t their first language – but perhaps that’s what you intended.

  4. Adam Ickes says:

    Must be a pretty small shark if the water is only ankle deep haha

  5. MissTiffany says:

    Haha, talk about your bad days at work…great story!

  6. Dear Joe,

    Loved this. I’m still laughing. That must’ve been one hulluva flood.



  7. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Joe,

    Landshark. Candygram.

    Great job. Still laughing here.



  8. The idea of the sharks is a good one Joe, a good laugh well done.

  9. I love that you wrote buggies instead of carts! That’s what I call them although everyone else says carts! 🙂 Great story!

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