K. Prescott is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.) Without further ado, here’s the winning story:
by K. Prescott
Jack Bell came to with a nasty hangover and an uneasy feeling. The perky blonde he met last night over drinks was lying next to him in a pool of blood. She was ice cold. Did he kill her? He wasn’t sure.
Jack was sure of one thing, he had to get himself and the dead blonde out of there, unseen. He would need help. Sometimes you had to call in favors and this was a big one. Dave Rivera owed Jack for covering up a scandal at the university that would’ve cost Dave his job as a tenured professor and his marriage. Jack was sure Dave would answer. He did.
Dave was in the woods north of town with two of his students when his phone rang. They were conducting a study for the university. The trio had just sat down in a clearing to log the coordinates where they would be digging a large hole to bury the project’s sensor. The students were surprised and confused, when before the sensor was in place, Dave told them they were packing up and heading back to town.
Dave backed his car up to the rear of the dead girl’s bungalow and hit the trunk release. Jack came out with the corpse rolled up in a rug. He tossed the blonde and her rug into the trunk next to the sensor and jumped into the passenger seat.
Dave turned to Jack and said, “let’s bury that sensor.”