Friday Fictioneers – Happy Hanukkah

18 01 2013

Friday Fictioneers – 100 words of fiction based on a photo prompt, ably orchestrated by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Happy Hanukkah

‘Peewee’ Malone picked up the telephone receiver and used his fat fingers to dial.

“I done the hit like you asked, boss. Whacked him with his own menorah. I said,  ‘Happy Hanukkah, chum!’ Took it as a souvenir.”

“Menorah?” queried the disembodied voice on the other end of the line. “He wasn’t Jewish! West 81st, yeah?”

“No problem. You warned me about that, so I wrote ‘West’ on my left hand so I couldn’t get confused.”

Pause.

“You live in Yonkers, right? So let me see if I got this right, you travel south to Manhattan?”

“Uh … yep.”

“Idiot!”