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Rated: 18+ · Short Story · Crime/Gangster · #2243527
Rosa and Parker almost pull it off.

The couple had pulled it off! They’d wrestled it to their stolen car and gone on the run.

“Where we goin’ Parker?” Rosa asked.

“A safe place. Best I don’t tell ya. If we have to separate before we divide it, you won’t know anything.”

“What makes you think I’d be the one to get caught? You don’t think things through! If you did, we wouldn’t be in this fix.”

Parker stared ahead, but growled at her comments. Night fell like a curtain. Rosa stared to get some idea of where they were.

After a trip up a very rutted road, almost a path, Parker stopped the car.

“Let’s go, we gotta unload the loot and get inside!”

Rosa jumped out and ran to the trunk. Together, the New Age Bonny and Clyde, hauled their take into a dark place.

“What is this? It’s cold and clammy!” Rosa complained.

“Well, it’s a cave! Safer than any house!”

“It isn’t safe here!”

“Of course it is! It’s following its nature!”

Rosa winced at the pun.

“So how we gonna do this?” she shivered.

“Thought I’d try it,” Parker replied, pulling out a stethoscope.


“How hard can it be?”

“My uncle Guido apprenticed for ten years before he learned.”

“Too bad he isn’t here. Did you pick up anything from him?”

“Nope, I’m all thumbs. But try, I’ll give you an hour!”

Rosa watched as Parker fiddled and fumbled. When time was up, she reached into her purse and pulled out a grey brick.

“Let me try!”

She shoved Parker aside. Placing the C4 over the lock, she inserted a fuse.

“Let’s get outta here!”

When they were far enough away, Rosa detonated it.

Clouds of paper bits blasted out of the cave.

“So much for stealing safes,” Parker said.
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