.44 Magnum revolver photographed with a high-speed air-gap flash – Niels Noordhoek


“Along the side of my gun,” he drawled, “is the word Chekov’s.”
Our eyes dragged along the barrel, to confirm it.
“But that doesn’t mean that I won’t pull the trigger until the third act.”


Written for the last ever (!) Trifecta Writing Challenge.

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17 thoughts on “Chekov’s

  1. Christine says:

    Niiiiice! Great, gripping little story, and fabulous reference. Very, very clever.

  2. jannatwrites says:

    Nicely done! I like the subtle reference to three (the number of Trifecta 🙂 )

  3. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Sweet! I love the eyes dragging along the barrel. *< 3 chekhov < 3*
    I know I'll be seeing you around the cyber park : )

  4. C.C. says:

    Literary tattoos that are not quotes have been on my mind lately too. Enjoyed this 🙂

  5. atrm61 says:

    A clever take-and I loved the suspense in just 33 words :-)All the best and hope to meet again Chris

  6. Splendid work, Chris! An awesome final post for Trifecta. 🙂

  7. Tara R. says:

    This one actually made me chortle…

  8. That was pretty badass, Your humor and creative mind will be missed. Good luck and happy writing!

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