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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.


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


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21st Aug, 2005 23:33 (UTC)

Hee! Cute! Nice to know that Spike's providing some public service on the side of their business!
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.
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*
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.
22nd Aug, 2005 00:18 (UTC)
Unless they're from a Stephen King tale.
22nd Aug, 2005 00:23 (UTC)
LOL, this is a terrific one!
22nd Aug, 2005 00:51 (UTC)
Thanks! Although I seem to be giving people the wrong impression with it.
22nd Aug, 2005 01:13 (UTC)
Spike, Silk Cut? :O
22nd Aug, 2005 02:01 (UTC)
I will have my John Constantine references.
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.
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).
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.
22nd Aug, 2005 21:03 (UTC)
god, that's incredibly sexy. his powwweeerrr... ::gallops off to nearest supermarket, just incase::
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.
23rd Aug, 2005 20:01 (UTC)
happens aaaall the time.
23rd Aug, 2005 06:25 (UTC)
*giggles* Wow, that was an amazing 100 words. Spike was hilarious in this.
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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