Sunday Photo Fiction

142 02 February 7th 2016

It was the prefect vantage point for the mercenary. His target would be in the parking lot, he’d pull the trigger and melt away into the traffic.

His stable hands calmly held the weapon, while his trained eye peered calmly through the scope. He gently squeezed, something he’d done a million times before, never missing.

His nerves suddenly taut, he grabbed his binoculars and trained them towards his mark who had crumpled to the ground, hit right between the eyes. His gaze swept the area just beyond and he caught sight of a shattered window and frowned. It took him less than a minute to pack up and leave.

He reached home and switched on the news. There it was; influential businessman Thomas Fielding had been killed, but the bullet had gone straight through his head, smashing into the shop behind and hitting a young woman. The mercenary shrugged, he had got his target, the money would be in his account, stuff happens.

The doorbell rang. “Hey honey, did you forget your keys agai…” he froze at the sight of two policemen.

“Mr. Johnson? We’re sorry to inform you that your wife was involved in a tragic shooting incident…”


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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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21 Responses to Karma

  1. nonnaci says:

    Oh cruel twist of fate!

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Oh wow, did he ever get his just desserts. So sad for the wife, she probably didn’t even know what her husband did. I think he might have to reconsider his career. Great writing.

    • swritings says:

      Yes he did…all actions have consequences and many-a-time it’s the innocent that get caught up in the middle but most people don’t care unless it affects them directly..so this really should be a wake up call for him! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  3. Wow, what a surprise twist at the end! Great story! He is the one that shot is wife!

  4. BarbCT says:

    Great story! I love the twist!

  5. Jenn says:

    Powerful. People like them don’t care until they are directly affected by violence.

  6. Quiche says:

    That’s a super twist!! Awesome!! Thank you for sharing.

  7. afairymind says:

    A powerful story. It’s definitely a life-changing moment! I think he’ll probably be doing quite a lot of soul searching after that. Brilliant. 🙂

  8. I love that twist. I wonder if that will stop him or make him more cold-blooded. Great story.

  9. rogershipp says:

    Great title! I thought of that word as I read the end of your story! (I have neglected to read the title to begin with! )

    • swritings says:

      Thank you! The title came to me when I reached the end of my story as well (I’m not always sure what the ending will be when I start writing)… Thank you for your comment! 🙂

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