The Guy Who Could Take A Punch

flash fiction (58 wc) | setting: modern | form: realist


On Monday, someone punched Joe.  He took it well.

Word got around.


By Tuesday morning, Joe was “The Guy Who Can Take A Punch.”  So, by noon, two more people had punched Joe.

That afternoon, Joe was punched three times.

Before nightfall, The Guy Who Can Take A Punch had taken seven punches.


Joe was buried on Saturday.



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