“Dave, Dave!” …”DAVE!!”
Bobby screamed as he came shooting round the corner to where his friend sat.
Looking up from his pint – and not in the mood for his pal today – asked what the problem was.
Bobby was now completely out of breath.
“It’s not a problem Dave.…It’s MONEY…money, money, MONEY!!!” ”
Dave’s immediate thought? “Continue my friend“…
…His actual words: “Spit it out then, Moron!”
Dave wanted to cry.
Unable to contain his excitement, Bobby, still trying to catch his breath, continued on.
“The storm that hit last night? It blew down some Antique Lampposts over at the canal walk. 19th Century Lampposts Dave… 19th CENTURY!…. It’s Moneeeeeeeey!!”
Dave’s interest suddenly peaked 10 fold.
“Antiques you say?”
“Alright, lets go”
And off they set for the canal.
Now, what the duo didn’t know, was that the storm…. was due back in 2 minutes.
And as they were about to run off with the ‘Antique’ Lampposts, a 100 mph gust of wind blew the unsuspecting pair off their feet and right into the canal.
But they still held on to those Lampposts.
2 hours later, with the wind subsided, they emerged clambering back out of the water – drenched.
Dave hadn’t the chance to inspect their find. But when he did, he was none too pleased.
“Bobby! These are NOT bloody antiques!!”
“Sure they are Dave” Bob said feeling a little confused. “Why wouldn’t they be?”
Dave was losing the will to live…
“Because, you idiot, it’s got ‘Property of Greenwich Council’ written on it!!”
Oh dear. Poor Bob and Dave, they honestly thought they knew a quick buck when they saw one.
So, really fed up now, a disgruntled Dave squelched his way back to the pub. And Poor soggy Bobby couldn’t understand what just happened:
“I don’t get it. These ARE Antiques, you can tell”.
And to add insult to injury, the storm returned and blew him right back in the canal! 🙂
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Hello All! This story is a little bit late and my recent absence is because I’ve entered short-story competitions. It’s been an exciting process especially as it’s a new experience. I’m happy for the opportunity 🙂
So, this story today is from Sunday Photo Fiction’s weekly challenge. And each week the goal is to write 200 words, more or less, from a photo prompt. Click here to visit the site and one week maybe participate yourself?!
See you soon! 🙂
P.s. If you’d like to read more ‘Bob and Dave’ the pretty rubbish criminals, their antics are in two other stand alone stories.
“Boat, Watch Out!!” is found if you Click Here. And…
“Bob, Dave and the ‘Find’ of the Century” is Right Here.
Hope you enjoy! 🙂