Michael Nicoletta (Friday Fictioneers)


Hard to believe the proprietor of such a kitschy little bar used to work for the mob.  But I guess that’s the point of witness relocation.

Unfortunately for the bartender formerly known as Michael Nicoletta an old friend of the “Family” recognized him.

Didn’t take long for me to get the call after that.  I’m the exterminator called in to deal with rats.  Feel ridiculous in my Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses, but helps people not remember my face.

I sit in the corner ‘til I’m the last customer.  Then I make sure I’m the very last customer of Michael Nicoletta.


This is my attempt at the Friday Fictioneers challenge to write a 100 word short story based on the image.  You can find quite a few other contributions here.



Filed under Prose, Shorts

17 responses to “Michael Nicoletta (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. WOW! I have read several Friday Fictioneers tonight and yours has got to be the one that impressed me the most! What a set up, great imagination (or at least I hope it is!) a whole chunky story in a flash – cleverly written, fantastically composed!
    Powerful last line!

  2. you rat, you dirty rat…

  3. you made me smile… good little tale… with a deadly ending.

  4. Great story, you packed so much in here. well done

  5. You can run but you can’t hide. Love the Hawaiian shirt and shorts so people wouldn’t remember his face. Say? Have you ever worked for the mob?

  6. Very well constructed and neatly told tale.

  7. Positively wicked – in a good way! Welcome to the “family”…HAHAHAAA!

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