I could let my short-short, "The Long Contract" over at Everyday Weirdness stand in for Friday Flash, but, with the 4th of July tomorrow, I couldn't help offering this little ditty:
Ben says the the fuse is waterproof.
I take the bet. He swallows sparks, and the color burns from his face.
After a dull thump, his mouth opens, blood sputters out, and he mutters, "You owe me," before collasping.
(remember kids, place on ground, light fuse, and get away)