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014 – Day Job

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Just another day at work.

He takes his usual perch at the park, a branch on some tree he’s grown fond of. Same kind of morning. Same old people to watch. One overdue soul to take.

He spots her, a wisp of life newly severed from its vessel, expired and collapsed face down on a bed of pink and purple flowers. Her favorites.

He abandons his tree, reappears beside her. Same old look of fear and confusion in her eyes, but she takes his hand anyway.

They are long gone when her body is discovered—

Just another day at work.

*Inspired by the prompt money for nothing from The Daily Post.

Challenges · Drabble · Fiction

013 – In Charge (Ditches, #3)

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Sam grips the hilt of her sword with both hands, her sight wild and steady. “All right! Who are you and what have you done to the prince?”

“What the—!” Prince Jon steps back, palms raised in a defensive stance. “Put the weapon away, Sammy!”

Sam catches the fear in her cousin’s eyes. There’s no mistaking the prince when he’s looking like this. “Oh my god, you’re serious!”

“Well, yeah! And I’m tired of getting lost, too!”

Her hands begin to relax. “Oh… kay…” She resheathes the sword, sight still wary, focused. “We go left.”

She’s quite tired of ditches.

*Inspired by the prompt evasive action from The Daily Post.