“I have a plan”

“Is it a good plan?”

“Its a plan?”

We inched away from the toilet papered house. She got the eggs out of her pocket and pointed at the house across the street. He looked at her with disbelief.

“That’s the cops house!”

“Isn’t it brilliant?” She snickered. Launching eggs at the front door.

An angry middle aged man opened the door and she beaned him in the face. Laughing wildly she sprinted away.

“You’re crazy!” He shouted from behind her.

She laughed ripping silly string from her hoodie pouch aiming them at a passing car getting a direct hit. He was struggling to keep up.

“What if they catch us?”

“Just keep running.” She laughed as the man got out of the car and chased her down. She hit the ground had when he tackled her. She sprayed him in the face with the silly string and got back up.

She was panting when she reached the corner and waited for him to catch up.  She held a handful of whip-its.

“You ready.”

He looked around and then realized where they were. “Messing with an off duty cop is one thing, this is downright stupid.”

She tossed a few out trying to get their attention. One came sauntering over.

“What are you kids doing?” The police officer asked.

She snickered pulling out a string of firecrackers, and threw the cop.

“This is not a good plan!” He shouted  starting to run.

She followed after him tossing more whip-its behind her as the firecrackers exploded.

The wail of the police following them made them run faster.

“Through here!” She shouted dragging him across the drainage gap and into a yard. They hopped fences and splashed though damp puddles in strangers yards.

“Why do you have that?” He asked when she pulled out a brown paper bag. She laughed and lit it on fire tossing it on the nearest back porch.

They continued to run from the police, she could not wipe the smile from her face. They ended up back on the street the cop car rolled around the corner before they were able to dart away. Electricity surged through her and she hit the ground.

“We’re just a couple of kids messing around…” She laughed once she could move again.

She was hauled into the back of the cop car. It had been a wild night. He was loaded in next to her.

“Great plan…”

“I know right!” She said gleefully.


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Writing short stories and flash pieces.

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