Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Fang and Dang.


Image: © Fandango

Fang and Dang decided that the Old Dutch windmill would be the ideal place to meet up after the heist.

Today they were targeting the bank. There was a shipment of gold being delivered, and Fang and Dang saw it as payday.

They had it all planned, the time, the getaway, the rendezvous, it was the perfect plan.

It all went smoothly until they realised hadn’t counted on the weight. They couldn’t carry it all and weighed down there was a problem.

In the distance they heard the police sirens, Fang turned left, Dang turned right, both struggled under the weight on their backs. The police arrived in time to see the two idiots labouring along the street, then to everyone’s amusement the straps on their packs broke and the gold scattered on the ground.

“Drats,” said Fang to Dang, their plans of being rich suddenly put on hold.

In the background, the old windmill rotated as if giggling at their folly.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/fffaw-challenge-week-of-february-27-2018/

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26 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Fang and Dang.

  1. James says:

    The first thing I thought of was the weight of the gold. What bank accepts gold deposits?

    • Michael says:

      Lol…..the beauty of story James, you can make it anything you want. I was thinking of something out of the wild west, but why allow the truth to stand in the way of good tale.

      • James says:

        The largest gold vault in the world is the Federal Reserve Bank of New York which sits 30 feet below the subway system (see the 1995 film “Die Hard with a Vengeance” starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson). The Reserve contains about 540,000 gold bars belonging to 48 foreign central banks and 12 international organizations. I found the information at ABC News.

        The United States Mint in San Francisco opened in 1854 in response to the California Gold Rush converting billions of dollars of bullion into gold coins but they don’t handle gold in the modern age. Maybe your two hapless robbers could be thieves in the Old West as you suggest.

  2. calmkate says:

    lol really made me laugh, sounds like you might be a retired bank robber as the theme is recurring … so forget the cat and take a trolly next time!

  3. Fandango says:

    Fang and Dang? Seriously? 🤔

  4. Lyn says:

    They should have settle for about 12kg of gold each. That would have netted them roughly half a million based on today’s gold prices per kg of 42,369.86. “Greedy, greedy makes a hungry puppy.” 😀

  5. Funny Michael, funny!

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Fang and Dang aren’t the brightest, are they?! 🙂

  7. Hahahaha! Their planning was “almost” perfect. Poor guys didn’t plan on gold being so heavy. LOL! Great story, Michael!

  8. floatinggold says:

    I really liked the windmill as the observer.

  9. athling2001 says:

    How funny! Love their names. Proves the reality of dumb criminals!

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