Theory – Six Sentence Story

Red Sunrise

When Headquarters collapsed the surviving complicit agencies frantically made attempts to cover their tracks by assigning two hitmen to take out Bill and Timothy inside a bar. Upon entering the bar the hitmen noted the location of the barmaid and a quarrelling couple along with their primary targets.

In more civilized times opponents, in theory, would face each other on dusty streets with cemeteries in full view where one or both would be forced to rest in peace while the decent folk got out of the way. 

Today when the two assassins with bitcoins dancing in their heads drew their weapons the quarrelling couple stopped quarrelling and, in spite of shots being fired, arrested these valuable sources of information on this side of eternity.

After the couple escorted the hitmen out of the bar Timothy permitted the owner with his clientele back in. Although Bill tried to convince them, scoffers all, that they were filming an action movie, it was only when the barmaid handed the owner and each of his customers envelopes generously stuffed with cold, hard, fiat cash that everyone was happy.


Denise offers the word “theory” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Story. This story continues from Rodeo – Six Sentence Story. Next: Journey – Six Sentence Story.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

35 thoughts on “Theory – Six Sentence Story”

  1. Oh my goodness, you’ve outdone yourself, Frank! I haven’t been able to work with this prompt, oh well… 🙂 Maybe God will drop “6” into my head by midnight–it could happen 🙂

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  2. Bill and Timothy, perhaps thinking it’s about time to get out of the “business”? I would if I were them and especially what just happened! You’ve taken us on quite the adventure, Frank. Have we seen the last of Bill and Timothy? 😀

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