The Innocent Brick – short fiction by MorgEn Bailey

The following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s larger short story collection (250 stories), Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection, available in eBook and paperback from Amazon  and Morgen’s online store where you can not only instantly download the collection but also purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

The Innocent Brick

“Throw it, Danny!”

“No.”

“Now! It’ll be gone…”

“But I’ll hit it.”

“That’s the idea.”

“But there’s someone driving.”

“So?”

“What if it hits them?”

“So?”

“I can’t.”

“Ability, Danny.”

“What?”

“You’re capable of doing anything, my Gran tells me. You can do anything, Danny.”

“I can’t!”

“Just drop the thing… Not like that. What did you do that for?”

“I’m not playing anymore.”

“You want to join us, don’t you?”

“Yes.”

“Then you have to do what I say.”

“OK, but not that.”

“It’s tradition.”

“…OK.”

“Yes?”

“Yes.”

“I know what makes you tick, Danny. Don’t forget it.”

“OK.”

“There’s another one. No, turning off. This one, Danny, it’s heading for us. Pick up the brick… wait… wait… ready… hold it over the edge.”

“I know the car.”

“Don’t be silly. Now, Danny! Let go! Yeah! Direct hit! Way to go!”

“I’m scared.”

“Look! It’s crashing! Well done, Danny.”

“I feel sick.”

“No! It can’t be. Gran!”

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