Friday, July 27, 2012

"Rat Trap"

A filigree of sweat lined Peter's upper lip. "The world is a rat trap. No matter which way you squirm, it'll crush you."

"You don't think what we do factors into it?" Julius said. "Death row isn't full of saints."

A siren began to scream.

"Cops," Peter hissed. "Of course they'd show up now."

Julius eyed the speedometer. "It's because we're twenty over the limit."

"Yeah? Well, make it thirty, Andretti. I might've done the crime, but there's no way I'm down for the punishment." He racked the shotgun. "Unless you want to share it."

"I'm driving, boss. I'm driving."

Rat Trap by I Saw Lightning Fall

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F.T. Bradley said...

Great micro-flash--brilliant dialogue...

Loren Eaton said...

Thanks, F.T.! It's been a while since I've written one of these in the crimefic genre.