A Time To Kill

This post is submitted to Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers challenge where we are tasked to write a short story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less. My story follows the picture prompt below. For other short stories from much more talented authors just click HERE.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

The man that Clark has come to kill is called Jeremy. He is mesmerized by the small fire he sees. He can see Jeremy in his sleeping bag.  Now he is close enough to hear the slight breathing patterns of his prey. He thinks about the money Jeremy’s wife has paid him to have him killed. The half in his pocket and the remained to be collected once she has proof of his death. His breath is hot and while behind his ribs his heart crashes about. He reaches for his knife. Suddenly the sleeping form turns and fires.

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “A Time To Kill

  1. Brenda's Thoughts February 9, 2019 / 7:59 am

    Nice one, the hitman got hit and the husband more than likely will go after the wife. Well-written!

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  2. Margaret February 9, 2019 / 1:43 am

    A plan that went very wrong. Watch out wife – I think you’re in trouble.

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  3. Abhijit Ray February 8, 2019 / 6:57 am

    Jeremy was well prepared, it seems. Good he got rid of his killer. Now time to face his wife.

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  4. draliman February 7, 2019 / 2:38 pm

    Shouldn’t let your attention wander when you’re on a job 🙂

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  5. kislaya February 7, 2019 / 8:59 am

    I think Jeremy knew about his wife’s plan. I hope his shot hit Clark – enough to stop him!

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  6. gahlearner February 7, 2019 / 7:11 am

    Here’s an amateur who’ll not grow into a pro, I’m afraid.

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