Acid Test


“It’s time to be on our way, Mick. There’s nothing more to be done.”

“I’m not ready to leave just yet. Give me that pipe wrench, will ya Sammy?”

“Sure, Mick, but….”

Mick swung the big wrench at Sammy–meaning to bash in his skull. The younger man deflected the blow with his left arm–the  cast from his wrist to his elbow visibly smashed.  Mick lost his balance and fell into the acid bath they used for the machined parts.

Sammy waited for the blood-curdling screams to die out before he finally called 9-1-1.  His father-in-law’s remains were taken to the morgue.

Friday Fictioneers : 11/21/14
Photo Prompt:  Copyright Claire Fuller
Word Count: 100

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When I was a kid I wanted to be an "atomic" scientist. Not anything my mother expected of me. Well, I became a scientist, just not an atomic one.

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22 comments on “Acid Test
  1. “Acid test?” Haha! Not sure how that will go over with his wife.


  2. Sandra says:

    This might be difficult to explain…

  3. dmmacilroy says:

    …especially to his wife. Or was it because of her? Hmmmm.



    • Lucy says:

      Aloha to you and thanks for coming by. Who knows what has been going on in the background. The younger guy is wearing a cast. What is that about? Lucy

  4. I love the dead-pan way all this violence is delivered.

  5. Family squabbles, eh? Well written.

  6. I bet there wasn’t much remaining! Good job.

  7. I wonder if Sammy’s joy of his father in law’s suffering will stand the test of time.. maybe a little jailtime and a divorce will be the result for the joy.

  8. storydivamg says:

    If you ask me, Mick had that coming. I hope Sammy can get off on self-defense.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

  9. Margaret says:

    Yikes. Family squabbles can get out of hand! Gruesome stuff. Well written.

  10. Dear Lucy,

    From the looks of it and Sammy’s cast, I’d say this isn’t their first go-around. I have to wonder what his wife’s like. Love the title. Good one.



  11. Lucy, There seems to have been trouble before, i.e., the cast. Not a good way to go. Good story and well written. (I love that mouse. It looks like what my dad called a deer mouse.) 🙂 — Susan

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