Car 54, Where Are You? Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright C.E. Ayr

Photo copyright C.E. Ayr

Car 54, Where Are You?

Muldoon leaned against the backside of the building. Nothing ever happened when he was on a stake out. Taking the squad car keys out of his pocket, he tossed them from hand to hand. He added his badge and his wallet, congratulating himself on his amateur juggling skills as he kept the three objects from dropping.

Gunshots! Muldoon crouched, reaching for his gun. His badge and wallet landed flat on the grate. The keys, however, folded in on themselves, slipping through the bars. He froze as he heard the splash below.

Car 54!” the police radio crackled. “Where are you?
Car 54, Where Are You? was a TV sitcom (1961-1963).
To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

12 thoughts on “Car 54, Where Are You? Fiction Friday

  1. That was great.
    Now about that hold-up in the Bronx and Brooklyn’s broken out in fights, and that traffic jam in Harlem that’s backed up to Jackson Heights – and the scout troop that short a child and then Krushchev’s due in Idlewild….

    😉 Randy OOh OOh

  2. I have this unnatural fear of losing my keys down the elevator shaft every time I get on an elevator even though the keys are always secure in my purse. I bet there’s a name for that phobia. Good story.
    (nope, just looked it up, no such phobia)

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