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Late Shift

Late ShiftJennifer didn't mind the late night shift at the supermarket. It was mostly quiet, the bulk of customers were regulars she knew by name and any troublemakers faced the wrath of Bill, the ex-boxer shelf stacker.

"'lo, Spike." Jennifer automatically added a pack of Silk Cut to the milk and bread.

"Might want to have the morning crew see to the spill in aisle four." Spike paid for his purchases, winking as he left.

Jennifer had found a body out back six months earlier and knew the score. Having Spike as a regular kept the other undesirable customers at bay.

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open_on_sundaychallenge #126: 24 hour convenience stores
Part of the London!verse

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tinpanalley
21st Aug, 2005 23:33 (UTC)

Hee! Cute! Nice to know that Spike's providing some public service on the side of their business!
redwolf
21st Aug, 2005 23:41 (UTC)
It is damned inconvenient when your trip down the supermarket at 3:00am is interrupted by the plods dealing with a gnawed upin corpse, so I guess his civic duty is probably quite self-serving.
irishvampire13
22nd Aug, 2005 00:03 (UTC)
~~Having Spike as a regular kept the other undesirable customers at bay.~~

Trippy; this is really similar to a scene in the novel my guy and I wrote together. *grins*

*sighs* Too bad nobody can lend Spike to me; the upstairs neighbor's asking to have a little damage done. *makes a mental note to take out my frustrations on a character*
redwolf
22nd Aug, 2005 00:12 (UTC)
Taking out frustrations on a character always leads to good things. It's probably why writers don't turn to serial killing.
irishvampire13
22nd Aug, 2005 00:18 (UTC)
Unless they're from a Stephen King tale.
jans_intentions
22nd Aug, 2005 00:23 (UTC)
LOL, this is a terrific one!
redwolf
22nd Aug, 2005 00:51 (UTC)
Thanks! Although I seem to be giving people the wrong impression with it.
sanda56
22nd Aug, 2005 01:13 (UTC)
Spike, Silk Cut? :O
redwolf
22nd Aug, 2005 02:01 (UTC)
I will have my John Constantine references.
sanda56
22nd Aug, 2005 09:34 (UTC)
Of course, John Constantine! :D

*Mandy tries to look like she'd not just done a google search.*

Sorry, just thought Spike'd smoke something a bit more high tar and manly.
edenfalling
22nd Aug, 2005 20:51 (UTC)
*cracks up* Yay Spike! Yay Jennifer for her total unconcern about casual murder (so long as it's people who would be mucking up her store).
redwolf
22nd Aug, 2005 22:17 (UTC)
Well, Spike is dispatching vampires who would otherwise be making more of a mess in the store. The curse of the drabble is I didn't get that point across.
pheral
22nd Aug, 2005 21:03 (UTC)
god, that's incredibly sexy. his powwweeerrr... ::gallops off to nearest supermarket, just incase::
redwolf
22nd Aug, 2005 22:20 (UTC)
I can just see you dangling a foot off the ground in Big Bill's grip while you try to explain exactly why you were stalking through the supermarket at 3:00am with a giant vampire-hunting net.
pheral
23rd Aug, 2005 20:01 (UTC)
happens aaaall the time.
chessie_reeves
23rd Aug, 2005 06:25 (UTC)
*giggles* Wow, that was an amazing 100 words. Spike was hilarious in this.
redwolf
23rd Aug, 2005 06:28 (UTC)
Thanks! I seem to have conveyed the wrong idea about Spike to anyone not familiar with the London!verse. At least it still works both ways.
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