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by Autumn
Rated: ASR · Short Story · Contest Entry · #2151188
A tale done for Daily Flash Fiction. Word Count- 299
I stabbed the shovel into the ground, releasing the handle, wiping my hands as I stared at the small hole. I leaned against the tall stone, a small boulder, one of many that dotted the landscape- above and, as I was discovering, below ground. I shook my head as I opened the plastic water bottle, cringing as it made a crackle-crunch as the plastic cap gave way when I twisted it. Fauna that had forgiven my initial intrusion into their remote forest, again paused their symphony.

Lost in thought, despite the silence, I didn’t hear them coming. I wasn’t expecting anyone, honestly. I had frantically called my boyfriend, gave a vague description of what had happened, where I was, and that I desperately needed help, but when he didn’t pick up the phone, I figured I was on my own.

“Not the greatest spot, but we’ll make due,” A warm, motherly voice broke me from my reverie. “Phil, drop the bags of lye over here. We don’t have a lot of time.”

I jumped and stared, dumbfounded as my boyfriend came up beside me, wrapping an arm around my shoulders.

“Sorry- tried calling back, but you must be out of range. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad will give us a hand.”

“Steve,” I hissed, not sure if he completely understood what I meant when I said there was body to dispose of from a deal gone bad behind the seedy bar I sometimes did business at.

“Don’t worry, m’boy is right. We’ll have this taken care of in no time, don’t you worry.” A man, obviously, Phil, said, patting my shoulder.

I let out a short strangled giggle, realizing I would never be able to tell folks about how and where I first met my in-laws.
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