Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Flash Fiction - 5MinuteFiction - Week 57

Here's my older entries in the #5MinuteFiction contest hosted by Leah Petersen

Prompt: Duck

Screeching metal cut through the air, raising goosebumps on everyone in the yard. The workers looked around trying to find the source of the noise.

“Duck!” the foreman shouted at the top of his lungs, his face red with the force of his exertion.

Everyone dropped to the ground moments before a high pitched whistling could be heard over their heads as a girder flew through the air. The ten kilogram girder came to rest on the other side of the construction yard, buried deep in the loose dirt that was piled up. The men slowly rose from the ground, dusting off their pants as they looked at the scene.

“Damn, that was too fucking close!” the foreman said angrily, relieved that no one was hurt. If he had waited a moment longer to warn his crew, several of them would’ve been decapitated by the flying girder.

He walked swiftly through the yard, enraged that someone would be so careless. “Who is working that crane?” he demanded. “I want his ass down here this minute!”

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