Value Judgement

100-word story

When the muggers grabbed me, I stayed cool. I’d boxed some, but there were two of them and I’d had a few beers. 
Not good odds. 
I handed the shorter one the few pesos I was carrying.
He frowned. “Not much here.”
“That’s all I’ve got.” 
The taller one pointed. “What’s in your other pocket?”
“My notebook.”
“What’s in it?”
“Notes, story ideas.”
“You a reporter? This gonna make the paper?”
“No. I write stories, novels.”
“Give it to me.”
My fists came up as I shifted into a boxing stance.
If he wanted the notebook, he’d have to fight.

Value Judgement was published in Friday Flash Fiction last Friday, September 17th, along with many other fine stories.

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