Challenges · Drabble · Fiction

006 – Broken (Circuits, #1)

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“My horn’s broken…” she says.

“What?” he snaps.

“My horn,” she says again, before blowing into her brass coiled instrument. “Hear that?”


“Exactly! Someone’s been messing with my instrument!”

He takes a closer look. “Seems all fine to me. Maybe you just need to blow harder—”

“That’s like saying I’m the one who’s broken, right?”

“Woah! I didn’t say that!”

She sniffles. “You think I’m broken…”

“Okay, maybe…” He backs away, then stops. Sighing, he reaches out one copper hand and gives the misplaced wire on her neck a gentle shove. “But it’s not something that can’t be fixed.”

*Inspired by the prompt toot your horn from The Daily Post.

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