copyright Brenda Cox


Never get a rental for a heist, especially a FunBoat™.

I turned sharply. Spray drenched us. The police boat was getting closer.

“Excess speed violates your rental agreement,” FunBoat™ repeated.

“Silence that!” Megan screamed. I hit Mute.


“Your allotted time has ended,” FunBoat™ said. “Insert $20 to continue.”

We started slowing.

I fed a twenty into the slot. It came out.

“It’s wrinkled!”

“Use a hundred!”

Reluctantly, I took out one of the stolen hundreds.

“This bill is counterfeit,” FunBoat™ said. The engine died.

We got three years for the robbery, and it was all fake anyway. Thanks, FunBoat™.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. This made me laugh since, I never see your finale coming. Love the idea of feeding the boat like a slot machine that knew a bum buck when it felt one. Another Stewart slam dunk. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. you know how I like bringing things to their absurd extremes. Glad you liked it. 🙂


  2. James says:

    A bad day to be a criminal.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Very true. Hopefully they’ll learn their lesson, but some people never do.


  3. granonine says:

    Not-so-fun-boat, not-so-smart crooks 🙂


    1. pretty much. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. neilmacdon says:

    Them’s the breaks

    Liked by 1 person

  5. James McEwan says:

    I enjoyed how you wrote this and how, to me, it came across as hard-luck comedy. A good read.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, James. Yeah, it’s fun to write that kind of story, especially with a touch of absurdity in it.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Excellent..I laughed out loud.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Dawn. I’m glad you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. msjadeli says:

    The perfect game for masochists. Am I a sadist for laughing?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I hope not, or you’re not the only one, haha.

      Liked by 1 person

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