Edna’s Intruder

This story was written in answer to Fandango’s One Word Challenge. Word – ‘Rocket’

This story also includes the Your Daily Word Prompt word – ‘Intrusion’

Here’s what I came up with …

Edna’s Intrusion

Edna had made it to eighty through being a tough and wily lady. She always made a point of toddling down to the shop on her stick for her groceries every day. A testament to her will was that she still attended yoga group twice a week too.

This particular afternoon, Edna was sat in her easy chair sucking upon a fruity rocket ice-lolly. Her free hand was clasped around the pages of her favourite romance author’s latest book.

Edna was enjoying a steamy scene when the intrusion began with the clicking of picks in the front door lock. Hearing that, she wasted no time using her phone to call for help.

The clicking at the door began thumping, the door split and the intruder was inside. He came in to find the old lady asleep in her chair with her book on her lap, and her lolly dripping onto the floor. “Must be tough being old and tired, huh?” he breathed as he reached over her to take her purse.  

He never saw, Edna’s rocket lolly coming. She jabbed him right in the eye with it. “Attack an old lady will you, deary!” she said in a fury while taking in his all-black clothes and baseball cap. He was sweating heavily and looked unfocused.

“Argh! What the hell, woman! You—”

Edna’s fingers had clasped around her cane, she swung and bludgeoned him across the cheek. “Don’t you yell at me, deary.”

“I didn’t want to hurt you, but I needed the money, Now, you leave me no choice.” The intruder’s voice became cold and murderous as he swiped the cane away. He leant over Edna, smashed her glasses from her face and clasped his hands around her neck — A mistake.

Edna put her yoga exercise into full use; scything her leg into his groin and burying it deep.

“Oof!” the intruder released his grip, his eyes widening and face reddening with pain. “You bi—”  

Edna swung a handful of rings and punched him straight in the face. “Watch your language, deary,” she said as he collapsed to the floor holding his nose.

“You’re one tough woman,” he said through his teeth.

“Enough to deal with naughty boys like you anyway. Now, you lay there like a good boy until the police come.” Edna grinned at him. “Look you made me waste my rocket lolly too.” She said revealing it had melted from the stick

“I’m sorry, alright!” he said raising a hand as if expecting another beating.

“Why’d you need money so desperately that you have to rob old ladies, hey?” Edna jabbed him with her stick. “Speak up, I’m going a little deaf.”

“I needed a drug fix, alright. I haven’t had a hit in hours and I really need one.”

“I thought you looked like a junkie …”

The intruder got to his feet.

“SIT DOWN! I’m not done talking to you yet!” Edna raised her cane.

He flinched and returned to the floor looking terrified. “School teacher?” he asked.

“No, mother of five boys. And you aren’t too big for a spanking either!” Edna threatened with her cane again. “I want you to take your punishment and then get checked into a drugs rehabilitation clinic. I want you to come back and see me when you’ve gotten rid of those horrible drugs and become a good boy. Okay?”

“Okay, I’ll try.”

“Police! Madam, we understand you’ve had an intrusion.” Came a shout from the hall.

“He’s in here. He’s been a naughty boy but I’ve given him a good talking too.” Edna glared at him. “He won’t cause anyone any more trouble.”

“I surrender! Take me away before she beats me up some more,” he begged with his hands up.

A few minutes later Edna sat down with a new rocket lolly and returned to her book with a triumphant smile. She did enjoy dealing with louts like him.

The End    


Thanks for reading my friends. As always there are more stories to be enjoyed (I hope) in the Short Stories and Short Stories 2 tabs.

Have a great day!

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