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The Check’s Not In The Mail by Steve Sibra
My brother-in-law owes me cash. He hated my sister’s pet skunk. She was gone and he called.
“Will you help me get rid of this skunk?”
“What’s the plan?”
“Kill the bastard with a hammer.”
“On my way.”
Turns out he didn’t have the heart. He got weepy and made excuses; his wrist hurt, God would never forgive him.
I took the hammer to the skunk. “Fifty bucks” I told him, then left.
If he doesn’t pay I’m going to work for his wife.
She called me. “Will you help me get rid of my husband?”
“Find the claw hammer.”
The SHORT TALE 100 – SEPTEMBER 2016