Weltchys Notebook

Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short

Partners in crime


Today’s 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt is courtesy of David Stewart. Enjoy.

Copyright of David Stewart

Copyright of David Stewart

John looked to Harold, his erstwhile partner in crime. “Now remember, we go on the third chime!”

Harold’s reply was to frown in confusion.

“I mean it Harold. Mess this up and it’s a world of pain for both of us.”

It was inevitable really. Harold’s grasp of numbers was poor at best. On the third chime, John drew his gun and ran inside the bank, shouting at everyone to get down. Harold on the other hand was left outside, struggling to count past two.

Shots rang out as armed guards unloaded their frustrations into John. Harold simply shook his head. Second chime would have worked better!


Author: Weltchysnotebook

Part Time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, both long and short!

12 thoughts on “Partners in crime

  1. This really made me chuckle …. great idea. 🙂

  2. Oh no… always make sure your partner can count!

  3. The early grades are so important to success in life!


  4. Sad story with a but of a chuckle. Fun reading.

  5. A funny story well done. I seriously doubt the intgelligence of someone who picks a partmer in crime who can’t count to three. Or maybe Harold was the smart one. He’s still alive.

  6. Great! Really funny 😀 Reminds me of ‘Americas Dumbest Criminals’. I’m still smiling!! 🙂

  7. Ha!ha!What a partner!Poor John!

  8. Amusing in a grim sort of way. Always make sure your partner can count to ten (or at least three). That’s a mistake John won’t be making again.

    Marie Gail

  9. Dear Weltchy,

    And I thought I was bad at Math. Good story…although I’m not sure John would agree. 😉



  10. Poor John should have picked a partner that could at least count to three! Or was he hoping to keep the bulk of the robbery on account of Harold’s lack of number skills?

  11. I’m not sure which one I feel most sorry for! Imaginative – nice one 🙂

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