This week was burying me with work again, but since it’s called Friday Fictioneers, I’m not too late. I was wondering if I’d be able to make it though. This 100 words-or-less challenge is faithfully hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You will find all the stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Darlene dragged her feet as she walked through the tunnel. It looked like another hot day, and she had to clean up after Pa again.
“Next time do it yourself,” she mumbled. She wanted a go at night patrols, her aim was as good as anyone’s.
Stepping outside, the heat nearly threw her. Clouds of flies led her to two corpses. A third body was still moving.
“What do we have here?”
An injured woman stared back. She looked weak.
“Can you work?”
The woman nodded. One bullet saved, Darlene thought. Maybe I needn’t marry dear brother after all.
Featured image: Woman with smoking gun by Clarence F. Underwood (1871-1929) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons