Standing Room Only

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I always wondered how I could buy the abandoned truck and fix her up. My brother had been dreaming of owning a flatbed truck since he was five and saw one in a cartoon. I knew this abandoned truck had to be for sale… right? One Friday afternoon I got the nerve to look through the car for information on the owner. I wasn’t sure if I should have been more surprised about the gun, the blood or the bag of money stuffed under the seat. Before I thought too long about the consequences, I took the money and ran. 

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12 responses to “Abandoned”

  1. Hmm, I feel they should’ve thought about the consequences a little more! Good story.


  2. Smart move. Great story this week.


  3. Whoever has the money must have killed the victim? Reasonable. I hope our author is a good talker. 😀


  4. I hope they never return to the scene of the crime.


  5. Always, take the money and run.


  6. Yes, take it and run and hope like hell they weren’t seen!


  7. kirstenuninterrupted Avatar

    Run as fast as you can. But hope that the money can’t be tracked and that no one is looking for it. Especially the guy who is burying the body of the owner of the money bag. Because that guy was planning on doing what you did! 🙂


  8. What a sweet brother he is. Now he’ll be able to buy a much better truck. He’d better do it quickly.


  9. Oi, let’s hope he didn’t leave finger prints behind. And better not brag about the money.


  10. He should never have taken the money. Now he may never stop having to run! Great take.


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