Death in Nostalgia City

By Mark S. Bacon

Today’s flash fiction mystery

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With apologies to Lawrence Block for taking the title of his crime series, here is today’s flash fiction mystery–at exactly 100 words.

Hit Man

“This lawyer my wife used to know–name’s Murphy–said you might be able to help.  I really don’t want to, but I’ve got no choice. My wife says she hates me for what I did. Won’t forgive me. Says she’ll kill me. But she won’t give me a damn divorce. I dunno why I’m telling you this. See, this is my only way out. So, can you do a contract or tell me who can?”

“What’d you say the name was?”

“Hemings, Julia Hemings.”

“I mean your name.”

“George Hemings, why?”

“Oh, I have a contract. Thanks for coming.”

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3 thoughts on “Today’s flash fiction mystery

  1. David Pincus

    Cute 100-word story, you master writer you . . . I’d hate to try doing 100-word emails, I can tell you that . . . D

    >________________________________ > From: Mystery flash fiction >To: jdavidpincus@sbcglobal.net >Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:26 PM >Subject: [New post] Today’s flash fiction mystery > > > > WordPress.com >mbaconauthor posted: “With apologies to Lawrence Block for taking the title of his crime series, here is today’s flash fiction mystery–at exactly 100 words. Hit Man “This lawyer my wife used to know–name’s Murphy–said you might be able to help.  I really don’t want to, bu” >

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