Union Meeting – Flash Fiction

Union Meeting

The hall was crowded and David eased his way towards the stage.  Squeezing through the throng and ducking under the inevitable signs, he found the spot where his view was unobstructed.

He checked his watch noting it was seven fifty, and then patted his left chest pocket for reassurance. He could hear his heart pounding and he began to sweat.

His fellow directors had chosen to boycott the meeting but there was no way he was going to miss it.  

On cue the President of the Autoworkers Union was introduced by the speaker on stage.  He entered to resounding cheers and applause from the members.  Watching carefully David noted no one left and no one came on the bare platform to join the two men.  This was his chance.  Amidst the noise, he pulled the gun from his jacket and fired the deadly shot.

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sarah is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and the theme is Prosery. A piece of flash fiction of 144 words or less. She has asked us to use the following line from the poem Adelstrop by Edward Thomas – No one left and no one came on the bare platform.

Words Prompts

Impeccable – RDP

Boycott – FOWC

Image by Nicajo from Pixabay 

  16 comments for “Union Meeting – Flash Fiction

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  3. April 14, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    What a chilling end… didn’t expect that ending…

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 9:26 pm

      Oh good… I’m happy I surprised you!

  4. April 14, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Nice build up of suspense. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 9:14 am

      Thank you! It was nice to write like this for a change ☺️

  5. April 14, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Padding his chest pocket…I should have guessed. Fooled me. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 9:15 am

      Oh thank you Darnell 🙂 You are so much better at this than I am. I had fun with it!

  6. April 14, 2020 at 3:03 am

    woah. i did not see it coming! brilliant!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 9:15 am

      Thank you so much! ☺️

  7. April 14, 2020 at 2:01 am

    I didn’t expect that ending. Nicely done.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 9:15 am

      Thanks so much Fandango 🥰

      • April 14, 2020 at 6:58 pm

        You’re very welcome.

  8. April 13, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Good story.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 13, 2020 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you so much 💕🙂

      • April 14, 2020 at 12:03 am

        You’re welcome 😉

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