This is the 21st in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing from 2nd December 2012 until the 1st December 2013. It’s intent is to keep me writing throughout the year, and not just in November. you can find out more about the challenge here.
Dialgog, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 22nd December 2012
Word count: 999
Theme: racing, drama, misbehaving, cheating, horse, horse racing
“You stupid son of a bitch,” Max Butcher said hitting the sick looking jockey with a newspaper.
“It wasn’t my fault,” Gary Cloves said trying to duck, and looking even more sick for the attempt.
“We’ve got a race meeting tomorrow, you know the sodding thing that pays for all this,” Max gestured.
“It must have been bad sea food,” Gary moaned.
“Max, Max, stop hitting him. We’ll have to field another jockey,” said Simon Reeves, Max Butcher’s trainer.
Max turned away from the cowering Gary, “Who you got?”
“Me? I’ve only got kids right now,” Simon said, “We’ll have to reach out to another jockey.”
“Shit, like I have that kind of money,” Max said. “Any of your kids got talent?”
“Of course, but not enough for a big meet like this,” Simon said, “Besides they’re too young to be legal.”