Today's fast fiction is inspired by an image from the very talented Penny Van Horn.
BREAK A BONE FOR CHARITY
The doorbell buzzes in an electrified tone. You leave the pile of ticket stubs, bank statements, napkins and other daily scraps of paper which all have little haikus written on them. You are putting them together into a one of a kind booklet called "Poetic Dregs" which will someday- The buzzer cuts into your thoughts and impatiently hurries you to the door.
You open the door to whoever it may be.
"Hello, sir. There are many children who will go to bed tonight with no food in their belly. For five dollars you can break my arm and half of that will go to a trustworthy charity."
He stares despairingly at you.
You wonder what kind of hiaku will fit on the receipt.