The First Assignment

I still remember my first assignment as a trainee reporter.

I got to interview a rancher, astride his trusty brown steed.

“How is life in the wild west?” I had asked him.

“Not so wild nowadays, son… “, he had replied, just as the shot was heard.

My first assignment had also been my last.

Shared at Friday Flash 55, inspired by image given for Short Story Slam

© Leo 27/05/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

24 thoughts on “The First Assignment”

  1. Crisp but yet captured the scene well within a dialogue. Have been seeing many of these types these last couple of weeks, and now yours has just inspired me to try something similar sometime soon! 🙂

    @Clariice: You going to try a 55 fiction? 🙂 Awesome. Have fun. Glad you liked it and found the scene well captured!

  2. You captured the essence of Short Story Slam ! A short story with a slamming end ! Well done !

    @Mish: Haha..! I like this. Nice comment, thanks!

  3. great 55! I can hear the horse hoofs and see the dust…

    @Lulda: Thanks very much 🙂 Glad you liked it.

  4. “Not so wild nowadays”
    I LOVE this line.

    And suddenly I got reminded of how when Barbossa said “The world used to be a bigger place”, Jack replied saying “World’s still the same. There’s just less in it”

    @Antara, Another Sparrow fan I see 😀 Nice. Glad you loved the line! Thanks!

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