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Garbage Disposal

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Flash Fiction Fun
Submitted for the Flash Fiction Summer 2019 Writing Contest. Inspired by the tragic murder of Holly Jones (1993-2003).

Submitted: June 03, 2019

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He couldn’t just throw it in the trash, so he decided the lake was his best option.

It wouldn’t fit into the suitcase, so he had to cut it up. He worked in the bathtub with a hacksaw. Afterwards he cried as he wrapped the pieces in plastic. He took a shower to wash himself, but the tears wouldn’t end. He could lose everything because of this, because of her.

She’d been a little beam of light, joy and sunshine wrapped into a ten-year-old body. She’d been everything he’d ever wanted. Why’d he let her manipulate him like that?

The subway was down the road. He took his suitcase and wheeled it over the uneven sidewalk. The sound of the wheels were so loud everyone he passed looked at him. He kept staring back down at the suitcase, worried that it might start to drip.

When he made it to the train he took a deep breath and kicked the suitcase under his seat. He kept his head down, staring at the floor, expecting at any moment to see a puddle emerge. He exited the train at his station.

He didn’t see the police dog, but the dog smelled him.


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