Speakeasy 164 – Big Red Buttons

25 May
Leo had taken too much of her time already, she wanted to move on but she couldn’t do anything with him hanging on declaring he still loved her and please don’t go. His whining was only pathetic now. Nothing more. He told her that if she left him he would tell the world what she did and that was precisely what she was trying to avoid. So how to live with him without loving him? Or how to leave him without him telling?
So she left hints, here and there, hoping he’d find them. Eventually he did. He heard a beeping, and curious as he was he had to find out where it was coming from… in a dark alley he found it: a Big Red Button with a sign saying “DO NOT PRESS”. Well she knew nothing would stop him then. The medias talked about suicide by electrocution, some doubtful magazines had theories of their own. 
She searched his house and went to his funeral to make sure he really was dead and hadn’t left any clues. Then she turned around and walked away before the end. She never looked back, she just kept walking. 

If you like pressing Big Red Buttons you’ll enjoy this.


This may or may not make it to the grid because I’ll be away until Thursday evening (so I won’t have time to vote either 😦 ). It all depends on whether I ask (or remember to ask) DragonSpark to do it for me (and eventually him.)


Posted by on 25 May 2014 in Banzaï, Speakeasy



24 responses to “Speakeasy 164 – Big Red Buttons

  1. tedstrutz

    27 May 2014 at 15:24

    DragonSpark did just fine. I’m going to go press the red button now.

    • tedstrutz

      27 May 2014 at 15:26

      Wonderful… do you count how many times people click?

    • imab00kworm

      27 May 2014 at 23:19

      Actually I have wifi so I didn’t need to ask him 🙂
      Lol have fun

  2. jacquelinecaseypoetry

    27 May 2014 at 15:48

    I’m not about to push that button, lol.

    • imab00kworm

      27 May 2014 at 23:20

      Oh it’s funny don’t worry. But make sure you have time before you start 😉

  3. thewizardsword

    27 May 2014 at 17:37

    I’m all about pushing red buttons. Actually, they can be any color. Loved the story!

  4. jannatwrites

    27 May 2014 at 19:51

    Haha, she set him up nicely. Of course, as soon as we’re told NOT to do something we just have to do it anyway 🙂

    • imab00kworm

      27 May 2014 at 23:22

      Especially a big red button. No one can resist that 😉

  5. BCIJo (aka Joanne Edith)

    28 May 2014 at 13:33

    She knew him well! What had she done! I’m curious enough to read more…Well done.

  6. Suzanne

    28 May 2014 at 17:36

    Ah, the temptation of a big red button! Creative and fun take on the prompt! 🙂

  7. Renada Styles

    29 May 2014 at 01:23

    Who can resist a Big Red Button!?! I want to know what she wanted to keep so secret, though.

  8. ranu802

    29 May 2014 at 14:05

    Really clever, I liked it.

  9. Kathy Combs (@KathyCombs16)

    29 May 2014 at 20:01

    I think it is a bit of human nature to just go ahead and do it when we are told not to. Some folks simply can not resist!! LOL

    • imab00kworm

      29 May 2014 at 20:27

      Like when you’re not even looking and someone shouts “don’t look!” and everyone turns around :p

  10. Meg

    30 May 2014 at 02:04

    Brilliant! Loved the red penguin.

    • imab00kworm

      30 May 2014 at 17:09

      Yeah lol it’s addictive right? I used to spend ages on it trying to get to the end. And then doing it again. Have you reached the “end” yet?

      • Meg

        1 June 2014 at 15:39

        I don’t know. I got to a bunch of red buttons and stopped.

      • imab00kworm

        1 June 2014 at 15:56



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