Her eyes weep. She shivers with fear. Gurgling sounds crawl from her throat.
I plunge the knife into her trachea, careful not to penetrate too far.
“Relax,” I tell her. “I’ve done this once before.
I don’t tell her it was on a chicken. Or that it didn’t make it.
Jeff Switt is a retired advertising agency guy who loves writing flash fiction, some days to curb his angst, other days to fuel it. His words have been featured online at Dogzplot, Boston Literary Magazine, Nailpolish Stories, 50-Word Stories, 100 Word Story, A Story In 100 Words, 101 Word Stories, and Shotgun Honey, and have appeared at lots of places that take whatever you send in. Check out his latest venture, A Story in Three Paragraphs.