Thursday, March 12, 2015

Now Available! CANCELLATION, a Horrific Short Story by Gail Smith

Now Available!

A horrific short story
by Linda Mooney
Writing as Gail Smith
Music And Press
ISBN 978-1-941321-43-0
Word Count:  2.2K

A young woman discovers the penalty for having excessive non-payments to her credit card company.

           Several things battered my abused senses all at once—the slatted bench I was sitting on, the black and white checkerboard floor tile under my feet that was smeared with redness, the blood dripping from my fingertips and watchband. A piece of something hanging from the tip of my nose. Images floated around me half-noticed, unimportant.
            A tissue dabbed at my face. When it pulled away, I saw it was spotted with blood. Voices faded in and out.
            “I don’t know how—”
            “Have you talked to any of the other eyewitnesses?”
            “Oh, God, I can’t believe it! Oh, God. Oh, my God!” This last voice was soft, very soft, and full of raw horror. Then I realized it was mine.               “...exploded, Officer. Blooey!”

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