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Baggy Trousers

“One last thing, Officer Markham.”

“Yes, Captain?”

“Look out for youths wearing baggy trousers. That’s the mark of the Hooligans’ Club!”

“Yes, sir!” Markham strode off on patrol.

The Captain chuckled. Rookies were so gullible!

He felt differently later, while processing the paperwork for seventeen wrongful arrests of baggy-trousered teenagers.


This story is based on the title suggested by Nicholas Barlow.

Autographs Are Extra

The sign said “$10 for photo and handshake; hugs and autographs extra”. The queue said “Yes, please!”

“I love hearing the sheep crack open their wallets,” muttered the author of “How to Spot a Con Man,” measuring his stack of money against his stack of books and stifling a devilish grin.


This story was based on the prompt “crack open the” at TypeTrigger.

A Matter of Interpretation

In Theo’s experience, when you showed someone a blindfold, they tended to interpret it in one of two ways: it represented either a game, or kidnapping.

The interesting part, to Theo, were those few wavering moments, as he tied it on, while they tried to decide which one it was.


This story was based on the prompt “a blindfold” at TypeTrigger.