#5MinuteFiction: Week 133

The voting was going on in a major way over the 24 hours, but in the end, you know how it goes: only one can win. This week’s winner: Glenn Hedden

Here’s Glenn’s winning entry:

You wouldn’t believe the awful shit I’ve heard. Just terrible, horrible, make you want to
bore a drill into your temple so you never have to remember it kind of shit. This girl,
though, absolutely took the cake.

I mean, she’s sitting here droning on and on about her stupid dog and how her hairstylist
screwed up her perm. It looked fine to me, I mean I still wanted to get it on. I tell
you, the things I put up with for a piece of ass. To top it all off, my beer is warm from
sitting here at this dingy, dark hole of a bar because I’ve been stuck at this booth
having to pretend to actually give a crap about the inane, ludicrous babbling spewing from
this woman’s mouth. It was a nice mouth, though, I’ve got to give her that. Had those
nice pouty lips, you know the kind. With the ivory white teeth beneath, the kind of teeth
you can just imagine rubbing up against… well, you know where I’m going with this.

Awful. This chick was awful, and my beer wasn’t getting any colder. Now she’s talking about
her best friend and some stupid rumor about her that was spread around that apparently her
friend had a hand in spreading. Like I care.

It doesn’t matter. I’ll keep listening to her, just like I kept listening to the one last
weekend, and that idiotic blond from the weekend before. I’ll keep listening, she’ll keep

By the time last call comes around, she’ll come home with me. A few days later she might
show up on the news, you might see a picture of her. People will miss her, but I’m careful.
It’ll be clean, no one will find her.

Really, I’m doing everyone a favor.

Congratulations to Glenn, and many thanks to the guest judge for this week, Mark Tullius. Glenn wins a copy of his novel Brightside.

See you back here next week for another round of 5 Minute Fiction. Next week’s guest judge is Seattle writer Carly Anne West.