Welcome one and all to the third instalment of my new regular feature, Stories That Have Failed To Win The Weekly AdHoc Fiction 150 Word Competition!
In this week’s adventure (word prompt: Stone) we begin with a man digging a hole…
“That’s deep enough.”
Ray kept digging anyway and got a gun-butt between the shoulder blades for his trouble.
“I said that’s deep enough. Get on your knees.”
“Please. I’ve got money. I can double anything they’re paying you. I…”
The laughter that followed suited the pig mask but not the situation. “Come on Ray. Seriously? You’ve been in this game so long you’re starting to sound like a contract. You must have known it was going to end like this? The only thing further off limits than Jimmy’s money is his wife and you put your hands on both. And so here we are. You know the rules.”
Ray nodded. “Shallow and n…”
The gunshot choked the word before it could be released.
“And no stone,” muttered pig-mask and picked up the shovel. “Shallow and no stone.”
Join us again next week kids for a brand new failure!
Header image: By Carlos Schwabe – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2054522