Flash Fiction Winner: Marc Mimouni

Today we’re pleased to announce Marc Mimouni as the winner of the Indies Unlimited weekly Flash Fiction competition.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Congratulations to Marc, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

Photo by K.S. Brooks

by Marc Mimouni

I stand in my orange jumpsuit, look over my shoulder… sure enough, she’s there, the little mutt is there too, wagging his tail. ‘Wag away stupid mongrel, when I get out of prison in eight years, you’re first on my list’.

Perfect planning, Denise was the beneficiary of my life insurance, millions if anything happened to me. I loaded the canoe , drove to Chuparosa and camped there . I left the car and sailed down river a couple of miles. Then, I threw the oars disembarked and pushed the canoe to drift on. With my back pack, I trekked to Vilanova and I checked into the Paragon Motel with a fake ID to wait for Denise to join me as soon as the insurance check cleared.

Perfect plan except for the beef-jerky. I had put a bag of it In the canoe as part of the provisions to make the trip seem real. Capuchon, Denise’s dog smelled it, climbed into the canoe, crawled under the tarpaulin and ate six pounds of it. Then he fell asleep.

He only awoke when the park-ranger found the canoe.

Denise had reported me missing, claimed the insurance and was on her way to join me at Vilanova. Capuchon, took a long drink of water, then, wagging his tail, he led the ranger all the way to my motel room.

Insurance fraud: eight years… all because of that stupid dog.

‘When I get out in eight years, Capuchon, you’re first on my list!’

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