It generally goes like this: Drug Dealer A asks me to take care of Drug Dealer B. No prob. Through the usual channels, I let B know wassup, and if he can give me a better deal, I’ll off A instead. Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. Me? I’m cool either way. This latest job was straightforward, and I did the deed on B. Funny thing is, later on, a certain Dealer C hired me to take out the old A. And A, the cheapo, wouldn’t top C’s offer! Another buck, another slug. I know it’s a cliché. No philosophy involved, just counting.
By David Berger
James B. Revell says
Excellent evocation of a ‘dog-eat-dog’ world.
Great piece. Could be expanded to include the various discussions between the participants. Kudos.
Justin Nagundi says
I can imagine the author so vividly. My stereotyping ass tells me he has tattoos.
David Berger says
Cool. Brutal but cool.
Intense in a world where no one is safe when you choose a path that will fail at some point.
Lori Lee says
Great use of voice to build character! Enjoyed this story.