What else would they do, anyway?

100 words about gun dealers
photo by Steven Lewis 

Another dingy motel, another deal.

She counts the money and checks whether it’s all real. All he does, meanwhile, is play with his Glock while putting on his tough guy face.

Nothing missing – she gives him the tiniest of nods. He pushes the crate towards the buyers. They wait for the buyers’ taillights to fade into the horizon before they hit the road, going in the opposite direction.

Briefly, she allows herself to wonder how long it’ll take until reports of a mass shooting in this area hit the news.

But it’s too late for her to develop a conscience.


Story 27 of 31 for Story A Day May.


6 thoughts on “What else would they do, anyway?

  1. This is great – I do lurve a mean motel scenario. A brilliant novel called Emerald Underground has one of my favourite opening chapters set in a motel (quite an exclusive award category I’ll grant you….)…and then there’s Sam Sheppard’s Motel Chronicles….I could go on….


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