The 3rd of July – Friday Fiction

Luke reflexively hit the brakes when the first loud pops came from behind them. His partner turned to look out the rear window. While Luke brought the truck to a stop, he asked Sam, “What is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Sam whimpered. “I’ll be a ghost come morning. Boss is gonna kill me.”

“Why? . . . What happened?”

Sam’s eyes filled with shame. “Boss told me to hide the fireworks so he could surprise y’all at quitting time tomorrow. I think I picked the wrong spot.”

Luke sighed. “Y’know, buddy, Boss stayed late today. I think you’re safe.”

Prompt from Phantom Sway
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