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The Quick Heist

You will get a taste of how the rich live, I promise.

By J. S. WadePublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
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Bjork slid the mask to his chin once his partner signaled the security cameras were disabled.

“You’re sure this is right place? I don’t see a bank sign,” he said.

“Yes, it’s a private depository for the elite. They’re too good to merge their lifesavings with commoners. When we open the vault we will get a taste of how the rich live, I promise.”

“That’s if you crack the combination before the sun rises. Be quick about it, Bronte, or we’re going to be like Uncle Lamm’s gang in the botched 1930 bank heist, surrounded by cops.”

“Save the history lesson for your college night class, professor,” Bronte said as his stomach rumbled, lacking sustenance for days.

Ten minutes later the tumblers clicked into place, air escaped with a hiss, and the vault door swung open.

Awestruck by the sight, they rushed to the bagged claret treasure. Speechless, beyond a low growl raging in their throats, their hypodermic fangs pierced the blood bags and sucked the velvety nutrients like two kids consuming Nestle Quick milk.

Sanguine droplets dripped off their chins as they grinned, and shouted their motto together.

“Rich and thick, you can’t drink it slow if it’s quick.”

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Since reading Tolkien in Middle school, I have been fascinated with creating, reading, and hearing art through story’s and music. I am a perpetual student of writing and life.

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Comments (42)

  • Brandon Stuartabout a year ago

    Wow, I did not see that ending coming. Very cleverly written! Very well written.

  • Roy Stevensabout a year ago

    ' (S)anguine droplets dripped off their chins as they grinned' Oooh, I like that bloodsucker image very much!

  • Aphoticabout a year ago

    I did not see that end coming, but then I reread the story and noticed all the little hints I missed the on the first read. Very well done and clever, great work Scott!

  • sleepy draftsabout a year ago

    This is awesome!! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Manpreet Singh Bhinderabout a year ago

    Wow!. Congrats on the top story!

  • Ian Readabout a year ago

    I see what you did there! Incredibly clever writing!

  • Dana Crandellabout a year ago

    Subtlety and subterfuge! Well done, Scott! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Alexander McEvoyabout a year ago

    Oh! So clever! I love how you planted the seed with "college night class" and I thought you miswrote when you said "lifesavings" instead of "life's savings" but wow! It's so clever!

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  • Caroline Cravenabout a year ago

    Great twist at the end! Love it!

  • Didn't immediately see that coming but I got the point so to speak. Great challenge entry and congratulations on your Top Story

  • Heather Zieffle about a year ago

    Great twist! Congrats on TS!

  • Testabout a year ago

    Brilliant! Absolutely did not expect that twist. Well played, Scott! Congrats on scoring TS with this dark and delicious heist micro.

  • Raghavendra S Raoabout a year ago

    Nice and funny heist story.

  • C. H. Richardabout a year ago

    Those vampires will even get the rich! Clever twist 😊 Congratulations on Top story too! ❤️

  • Brenton Fabout a year ago

    That was brilliant!

  • Ahna Lewisabout a year ago

    Congrats on Top Story! Such a clever twist at the end!

  • Novel Allenabout a year ago

    You got me. Blood bank. Very nice. Masterfully done J. Great TS.

  • Mackenzie Davisabout a year ago

    Very fun take on a bank heist, Scott! I very much enjoyed this one. The characters were a blast! I got invested quick 😉.

  • Gal Muxabout a year ago

    Totally outstanding. And memorable lines... Ok where is the full story now? 🤔😆

  • Dana Stewartabout a year ago

    Totally unpredictable ending, love that and Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Lena Folkertabout a year ago

    Totally did not expect that ending! Well done. And I love the dialogue and exchanges between them. Congrats. 🎉

  • Paul Stewartabout a year ago

    Loved this and so glad it got Top Story! Well done on hoodwinking me lol! The twist I did not see. Great job, Scott!

  • Kendall Defoe about a year ago

    Wow, I really got thrown by this one. Well done!

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