Exercise your rights

“Okey-dokey we’re ready Mr Bender.”

“You took your time, where’s the button and the codes?”

“The button?”

“For launching ´em of course, those darn McClures keep trespassing my property, not to mention Mrs Duffy’s chicken.”.

“Oh, you want the launcher to be added, sorry sir, we weren’t informed. The order clearly states nuclear missiles, not launcher, you’ll have to wait a couple of days for a license, though.”

“A license, you’re demented for fuck sake, I know the constitution, how long’s the wait.”

“Just two days, and it’s another 100 bucks.”

“Bloodsucking maggots, but I can’t wait to exercise my rights.”

© Shaktiki Sharma

© Shaktiki Sharma

This is the first time in a long time I write a story in just dialogue, sorry for misunderstanding the pictures. I thought it looked like some missile launcher, not grindstones. Anyway, I guess the genre is dark humor.

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September 14, 2016

66 responses to “Exercise your rights

  1. Bjorn, this is deliciously cynical and a perfect indictment of the “exercising my rights” people. You are spot on! Love it. Thanks for visiting, sorry it took awhile to get back to you. Amy

  2. This is really funny. I always enjoy seeing what I can read into the names you choose for your vignettes, assigning additional meanings (whether you intended them or not). For example, because the word “exercise” is used in the title and because his name is Mr. Bender, I’m picturing this all going down right after he finished his workout; so I think he’s wearing a fuzzy headband and one of those tight stretchy onesie outfits.

    I’m particularly fond of the coarse language … especially the use of the “f” word and the part about maggots. 🙂 I heart the fuck/(100)buck(s) rhyme. Hilarious. I think this is really clever.

  3. Dear Björn,

    Honestly I wouldn’t have known what they were if I hadn’t had inside information. 😉 On the other hand it’s about what you see. You’ve nothing to apologize for and a good story to boot.



  4. Timely and funny. Great black humour, Björn. And about delicate–the madman threatens the world, not only his country, we have a right to voice our concerns.

  5. Great dark humor and dialogue, Bjorn. Let’s hope the “right to bear arms” never goes that far. I’m sure it’s already gone farther than our forefathers ever dreamed it would. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

  6. ‘I knoe my rights’ is the cry of many people who don’t, but your misinterpretation of the picture led to a fun story. I concentrated on the fireplace and ignored thos oddities on the floor!

  7. The ultimate destination for the “right to bear arms”. A great point made in a humorous way.
    I had no idea what those things were either. Some sort of paint mixing device, I thought 🙂

  8. Mr Bender, he such a bad man, you can take a gun off a bad man, but how do you take a nuclear missiles away.

  9. I tell you the whole right to bear arms thing here in the States is like a grindstone. It has worn my patience to the very last straw. Your post is spot on!

  10. Even neighbourhood annihilation can be delayed by slip-ups when you don’t read the contract carefully. Probably a good thing. Great response to the prompt, Bjorn.

  11. Thank you for letting me know those were grindstones. : )
    I think you did a fabulous write on the prompt. It took the prompt into
    a different direction I enjoyed. I love these prompt because everyone see something different. Have a great week …
    Isadora 😎

  12. You’d make a great nuclear arms salesman. Always upcharge for the extras I say.

    That’s such a nice way to get rid of those blasted trespassing chickens. Just don’t eat them afterwards. It might make your teeth glow.

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