SPF – Killer Promotion

Posted: May 28, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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“Are you sure this is a good idea?” Jeff asked, shouting over the wind.

“Yeah, man!” Blaze (which he thought sounded better than Roger) yelled. “This’ll be killer promotion! Everyone who comes by on the road will see it. And look! There are, like, a hundred cars down there!”

Jeff looked. There were a lot of cars: racing blurs of wheels and windshields, shooting by just under the bridge. Their engines howled and the horns honked. He suspected some of those honks were directed at them.

They were clinging to the bridge, spray paint cans in hand. Ropes and harnesses held them up, borrowed from Blaze’s brother, who was under the impression they were using them for rock climbing.

“When they see this,” Blaze gloated, spraying on part of the second E, white paint getting everywhere, “they’ll all know us. The Pies! Greatest rock band in the world!”

With a mad laugh, Blaze raised a fist in celebration. His shoe slipped on the wet metal. He fell, the can of paint dropping from his hand.

He hung there in the harness, screaming, until rescue services arrived. They made the news. It was, as Blaze had predicted, excellent promotion.

Word Count: 198

This is for this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction.

  1. ceayr says:

    No such thing as bad publicity, they say.
    Even if The Pies’ music is mince.

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  2. I bet Meat Loaf had a laugh when he saw that! Nice one.

    Join the Pie Party!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Best laid plans! Nicely done

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The Voice says:

    No such thing as bad publicity, right? (I love the idea of a rock band called The Pies). Great stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Graham Lawrence says:

    Nicely written.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. One way to get noticed I suppose! Mind you, apparently there is no such thing as bad publicity 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. swritings says:

    Haha! Great read! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. mandibelle16 says:

    I think the real promotion was in blaze almost falling to his death. People probably would have said, who are the pies, but now everybody knows because his rescue was on the news. Well written and neat story.

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  9. Lyn says:

    LOL maybe great musicians, but not much forethought to what could happen dangling in a harness over a busy road. Clever take on the prompt 😉

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  10. Haha a great story. He almost went out in a blaze of glory

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  11. maryruth16 says:

    Nice take on the prompt!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. athling2001 says:

    The things people think of and do! Great story. Well written with just enough humor so it doesn’t make light of the injury.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Dahlia says:

    Enjoyed the read very much, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

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