Pam’s challenge this week is courtesy of another writing site, On The Premises. The OTP challenge rules are strict: write a story between 20 and 40 words long in which the story's first word is exactly the same as its last word. Furthermore, that particular word cannot be used anywhere else in the story.
However, Pam is expecting us to break her rules and dammit, I’m not gonna let her down. So I am cobbling together three stories, across 120 words, into one entry.
The End of the Day
It had been a long day of parks, and playing with girlfriends. Now it was home time. So I held her on my hip, and she snuggled into my neck.
She closed her eyes. “Yes daddy. I’m tired.”
“Hello. Pearly Gates reception.”
“Just the one today. Pat M. Sinner or saint?”
St Peter stared at the ledger, then me. “Yes, the door to the left.”
On the other side was blackness, and a whiff of brimstone.
It Ain’t Over, Billy
“Keep it up. I’ve got more.”
I was sprawled in the dirt. Billy Skeggins stood over me, fists clenched.
Mr Webster came running across the field. “Oi! What’s going on here?”
I spat blood at Billy. “Don’t worry. You’ll keep.”