Ripped: Six Sentence Stories

The policeman stared at the long haired, body pierced youth that opened the door. The rent in his jeans didn’t look designer in nature but he didn’t look ripped either. “We’ve got a warrant to search the premises.”

“Be my guest,” the youth said relieved that any drug taking was done at his girlfriends place down town and he didn’t steal so there wan’t any loot to be found. He settled back, relaxed in his chair watching them systematically pull everything from cupboards and drawers.

“Gotcha,” came the elated cry from one of the policeman, “You’ve ripped this CD illegally.”

In response to Zoe’s Six Sentence Story prompt

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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24 Responses to Ripped: Six Sentence Stories

  1. Well played; that is I like your word play. This is rife with ripe rip.

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  2. calmkate says:

    lol you had me going, typical cops they will find something if they want. Just finished my tiny plan!

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  3. UP says:

    Piracy!! It’s not a victimless crime. Good six


  4. My ‘ole mum bought a pair of trousers recently then took them back to the shop complaining they had holes in them – much to the amusement of the assistant! Clearly, the cops were determined to find something to pin on him.Nice one.


  5. Miriam says:

    Very nicely done.


  6. If they’re looking hard enough they will always find something. At one point years ago many of us owned large collections of ripped CD’s. The ending to your story made me smile! 🙂


  7. Never relax until the search is over. Well penned, Irene.


  8. Your sins will find you out. Well told!


  9. Ha ha ha, smug little criminal got caught after all. Very clever story.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. my ‘L’ actually was Out Loud at the ending.
    compliments on a use of the prompt that I’ll bet none of us saw coming.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Pat B says:

    Good SSS. He was feeling pretty self assured until he wasn’t. He didn’t get off scot-free this time.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Well written. The twist towards the end was cool.


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