Sixty eight words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Newspaper and the limit, 68 words.




My photo was on the front of a national newspaper the other day. 

Above it, the headline said Hero Risks Life in Knife Attack.

I’d been walking along when I saw two people arguing. I noticed one was clutching a blade. They started to fight. Someone had to step in and break it up. 

That’s me with the other onlookers straining my neck to get a better view.



24 thoughts on “Sixty eight words

  1. Denise Sep 4, 2021 / 11:28

    I should have known your story would have a twist! Very cute.

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  2. Christine Goodnough Sep 4, 2021 / 13:28

    Great end twist–and a smart one. Years ago a coworker’s boyfriend stepped in to try and stop a dispute and was stabbed to death for his effort.

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  3. hilarymb Sep 4, 2021 / 16:52

    Typical .. but oh so sensible! Cheers H

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  4. Bill Sep 5, 2021 / 14:32

    We don’t see many knife fights here in Texas. Too dangerous now that we’re five days into the new open carry law. Of course, once again, Keith pitches a story to make cut us up with a bit of laughter. Tip-o-me cap to the rambling story teller and proper humorist.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 5, 2021 / 14:37

      Thanks so much for your lovely words Bill, they’re much appreciated.

      In the UK knife crime is rapidly on the increase. We don’t have a gun culture so shootings are very rare. As you may know, our police on the street are unarmed.

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      • Bill Sep 5, 2021 / 14:44

        You’re welcome, Keith. I did know.
        We only get some BBC (edited for USA) news here, but I’ve not seen much press on mass murders by knife wilding red-necks. 🙂

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  5. Lorraine Sep 6, 2021 / 11:41

    Delightful twist. Your fifiten minutes of fame! Or would that be five minutes?

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  6. Wild Child47 Sep 6, 2021 / 16:49

    Fantastic set-up! Totally well done – with knife like precision!

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