Gratitude by Andrew E. HuntThe street lights were a warm welcome fromthe oncoming chill of darkness. The parkbench’s curvature felt familiar under his tiredold spine. The wool blanket from the SalvationArmy was comfortable around his shouldersand the pair of shoes he’d found in thedumpster today fit perfectly.God, he thought, isn’t life grand.
Bedtime Story by Jeffrey Whitmore“Careful, honey, it’s loaded,” he said, reentering the bedroom. Her back rested against the headboard. “This for your wife?”“No. Too chancy. I’m hiring a professional.”“How about me?”He smirked. “Cute. But who’d be dumb enough to hire a lady hit man?”She wet her lips, sighting along the barrel.“Your wife.”
Sober Intelligence by Sage RomanoI watched some fool stumble out of the bar and into a car. When he swerved down the road, I pulled him over and administered a field test that proved nothing.He requested a blood test; there was no alcohol in his blood.“What’s your game, pal?”“I’m the D.D.”“Designated driver?”“Designated decoy.”
Life Saver by Josephine CoxHe was panicking. “Calm down.” she whispered. “What’s your name? Are you ok?”She tried to comfort him. He was hanging on for dear life.“You don’t wanna do that. Think of all the people who love you.” She said sympathetically.“Don’t worry, everything will be alright.” WHAT ENDING WOULD YOU WRITE?