Daily Flash Fiction Challenge 71: Wrong Man to Piss Off

This is the 71st in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.

Wrong Man to Piss Off, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 10th February 2013 (Okay, the 11th, I may have forgotten to do Sunday’s, so the 72nd is coming in a few minutes)

Word count: 970

The story:

“You’ve missed,” the young boy pointed out unhelpfully.

“Sometimes kid, you’ve got to miss the target to win the prize,” the gruff middle aged gunman said, as he started packing his long sniper rifle into a block holdall.

“Huh?” the boy asked, he was younger than ten, the assassin felt certain.

“You’ll understand one day, especially with a job like mine. Which reminds me, great eyesight. Best spotter I’ve had in a long time,” he gave the kid three hundred American dollars, “Remember, I was never here,” with that he jumped out the window, on to the fire escape.

The kid watched as he dashed down the steps and into the shadows of the alley. In the distance he could hear police sirens getting closer. He decided to go back to bed.

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