Murder in 100 Words by Pat Bertram

Tom milled around the prison yard with the other inmates, waiting for the sound of death. There would be no stay of execution for their condemned mate, who would die in a most barbaric way.

“They don’t care that he’s innocent,” Tom said. “As are we all. The system is guilty, but no one wants to buck tradition.”

The thud of the axe made him flinch. He bowed his head out of respect for the dead.

In the silence, he heard the executioner’s voice drifting through the chicken wire fence. “It’s a big turkey. We’ll have a grand Thanksgiving feast.”

***

Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

9 Responses to “Murder in 100 Words by Pat Bertram”

  1. sumalama Says:

    This made me giggle. I guess I’m barbaric.

  2. ROD MARSDEN Says:

    Enjoy your thanksgiving.

  3. rami ungar the writer Says:

    Perfect for the season and for some of the current events happening these days.

  4. Wanda Says:

    Ohh, makes me remember the good old days of Wombat and Gather challenges. *sigh….oh, back in the day. Nice short with a relevant theme.😀


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