Monday, August 30, 2010
FFF #40 - The Gurgling Voice
The sound they both heard next sent a chill up both spines.......................The sound of footsteps on wet pavement and then............some keys tinkled. Benny sat up quickly and turned to his side window. A flashlight blinded him.
"What's wrong officer? Was I spe.........."
The echoes of the first gunshot had not died when a second shot tore through Jackie's chest. The last thing he heard was Benny trying to speak after being shot through the throat. There it was - the gurgling voice.
The two cops turned around and walked back to their patrol car. The driver reached in and grabbed his mic.
"Car 54 here at mile stick 22 on the Old Post Road. Send a wrecker and a meat wagon. And strike License number "Alpha Beta One Fiver Niner" off the Polluter List."
Thanks once again to Cormac for keeping this FFF thing going. It was what got me started and it is still my favorite weekly writing challenge.