Ed Drury is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. Thanks also to everyone who participated – excellent entries!
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.
Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:
Witness Prevention Program
by Ed Drury
This was inconvenient to say the least. Half the fun was in tracking, planing, and setting up a kill room. Not to mention that she had never entertained two guests on the same evening. Well fate had dropped these two into her lap and when opportunity knocks…
Millie quickly drew up two syringes, put on latex gloves, killed the lights in the room and waited next to her unlocked door. She had named them “The Prince and the Frog” based on their respective reactions to discovering they had been seen. The Prince entered the room first, Millie waited for Froggy to cross the threshold before emptying the contents of one syringe into his neck. She lowered his limp body to the floor silently then repeated the procedure on Prince Charming who she simply let fall to the floor with a thud.
She had only a couple of hours before they would awaken and a lot of prep work to do. Her bedroom would have to be the place to host her guests this evening and the bathroom would be set up as a parts distribution center. Lots of clear plastic wrap would be needed, fortunately she kept a huge inventory. Time to get the ice chests out of the closet! Once Charming and Froggy were parted out they could easily bring in over three thousand dollars. That’s business for you.