Seventy seven words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Wayward and the limit, 77 words.



Me, wayward? Maybe. Deceitful, an evildoer? It has been said.

I pressed my .45 to his forehead. 

‘Please, no’ he whimpered. ‘It wasn’t me’.

I believed him but my boss was a sadistic bastard you didn’t argue with. I glanced over my shoulder praying he‘d stand me down. He didn’t.

He nodded, the signal to fire.

Sometimes, disobedience is the honest route. I fired but not at the pitiful victim. No, I turned, then pulled the trigger. 




28 thoughts on “Seventy seven words

  1. earthskyair May 1, 2021 / 12:46

    Yikes! That’s intense! And absolutely correct, “sometimes disobedience is the honest route.”

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  2. jenne49 May 1, 2021 / 17:48

    Excellent story. ‘Sometimes disobedience is the honest route.’ Absolutely.

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  3. Iain Kelly May 1, 2021 / 22:51

    Oh, good twist. Quite a change of pace after your month of musical entertainment!

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  4. Dora May 3, 2021 / 02:54

    Now this is the kind of wayward that we can all root for! A bad guy turned good guy! Suspenseful and fun, Keith. Fantastic graphics. ~ 🕊Dora

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  5. notestowomen May 8, 2021 / 17:28

    That was quite a twist in the end. It would have been a tragedy for him to shoot an innocent man.

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