The gunshot echoed down the alley, the sound bouncing off the brick walls like a rubber ball. Someone heard that; I was certain. My only concern was Hayden getting away-- again. The last time he had eluded me in a busy plaza.
He hunched forward with the impact. His stout arms stuck straight out, his face scrunching so tightly it appeared to be caving in on itself, reminding me of the sinkhole my sister and I lost our beach ball in that sticky, summer evening in eighty-five.
I thought the force would knock him backward. Instead, Hayden’s legs shook like jackhammers. He fell to his knees with a crunch as loud as walnuts cracking. His blood blossomed through the hole in his shirt, spilling forward over his chest, his thighs. The grimy pavement drank it in deeply.
My sister appeared before my eyes. Only there was no brilliant smile, the one she wore like a badge. I saw her the way she looked the day I found her. Mangled. Discarded. Dead. Hayden had taken his time; drawn out his pleasure as if composing a symphony. Revenge had clenched my heart into a tight fist.
I’ll never see her smile again.
Oh dear! So much blood!
The above was written by my guest today, Uzuri M. Wilkerson, author of the upcoming “Sweet” series. I threw down a challenge and asked her to write a 200-word flash fiction with the word "revenge" in it and she came up with the above.
It does get my heart pumping. Below is Uzuri's detail. Do check out her book and website. Happy tasting and reading!
"Revenge", written by Uzuri M. Wilkerson; author of the upcoming “Sweet” series. To learn more about the author or to reserve your signed, copy of her novel, please visit www.azizapublishing.com. Do you like being bitten and want to read more of the author’s steamy vampy series? Visit her site at www.uzurimwilkerson.com.
Uzuri graduated from Wellesley College in 2005. There, she studied film with a concentration in screenwriting. After finishing school, she eventually moved back to novels, where she found more freedom for her expression. Sweet came into fruition after a lifetime love affair with the supernatural. It was only a matter of time before she took her own stab at the genre. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.