Keep it Simple

Jim Esch
1 min readMar 7

A drabble. (100 word story)

Photo by Ghozy Samudra on Unsplash

I’m trying to simplify, but my attention gets drawn to a mountain bike abandoned in the yard.

Beside it is a dead squirrel on the curb, eyes shut tight.

From the window of a pickup a heavy guy with shaved head shouts. His buddy’s Honda Civic won’t start.

“Gun it!” he screams, as if hollering will help.