Romeo waited for his partner in crime as the moon rose over the bay. Finally, he saw Grimes sashaying down the boardwalk in a crimson coat.
“Hey dude!” Grimes said. “Ready to make some coin?”
“Shhhh,” Romeo hissed. “You goose. Don’t make so much noise.”
“But I’m a singer,” Grimes said.
“Not tonight,” Romeo reminded him. “We’re here to rob the Congo Siren while the yacht owner is at the sermon.”
“Oh, I forgot,” Grimes said. “I should have worn my black coat. Can I resign?”
Romeo shook his head. “Nope. We’ll both be goners. Let’s just make our score and get out.”
The two men hurried onto the yacht, broke into the cabin room, and were confronted by Stan, the retired super lieutenant man who was doing the NYT crossword puzzle.
“You boys know a six-letter word for morons?” Stan asked.
“No,” they said simultaneously.
“Guess I’ll just have to arrest you both then.” Stan called for a police van to come get Romeo and Grimes and also had the driver stop and pick up his pizza on the way.
That all worked out rather efficiently!
Written for Rory’s What’s Your Story Then?
Words made from ergonomics: coin, come, Congo, crime, crimson, goose, Grimes, goners, moon, morons, no, noise, on, resign, Romeo, room, rose, sermon, singer, Siren, so
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