By Roy Dorman
Hungry for more
The door opened and a burly guard pushed Robert Cole into
“Hey, I’m Bobby; Bobby Cole,” he said to the naked man
sitting on the bottom bunk.
“They took your clothes too? What’s up with that?”
Lucas pointed to each of the cameras mounted in the four
corners of the cell.
“Hey, no offense, but I’m no homo. I ain’t performin’ for a
bunch of sickos.”
“You have no idea,” said Lucas.
“No idea about what?”
“About how sick they are,” said Lucas, motioning to one of
Bobby shrugged. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, he
had a short attention span. “So, I’m in for armed robbery. I got five to seven
for knockin’ off a convenience store. What’d they get you on?”
“No kiddin’. Who’d ya kill?”
“More people than I can remember.”
Bobby licked his lips nervously when he saw Lucas now
smiling at him, a vacant look in his eyes.
Lucas leapt from the bunk, crossed the room in two steps,
and ripped Bobby’s throat out with his teeth. Throwing him roughly to the
floor, he began to feed.
After a bit, gore dripping from his mouth and chin, he
looked up at one of the cameras and gestured with his middle finger.
Lucas knew that would be edited out of the tape, as well as
his comment about his audience being sick, but he felt a perverse pleasure in
jerking the chains of those who had paid big money for the live show.
The End (We
Roy Dorman, firstname.lastname@example.org,
of Madison, WI, who wrote BP #79’s “Cellmates” & “Get Some Shelter” (+ BP
#78’s “All Is as It Should Be,” BP #77’s “Essence of Andrew,” BP #76’s
“Flirting with the Alley,” BP #75’s “The Enemy of My Enemy…” BP #74’s “Doesn’t
Play Well with Others,” BP #73’s “A Journey Starts with a Flower,” BP #72’s
“The Beach House,” BP #71’s “The Big Apple Bites,” BP #70’s “Borrowing Some
Love” and BP #69’s “Back in Town” and “Finding Good Help…”), is retired from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison Benefits Office and has been a voracious
reader for 60 years. At the prompting of an old high school friend,
himself a retired English teacher, Roy is now a voracious writer. He has
had poetry and flash fiction published in
Apocrypha and Abstractions, Birds
Piled Loosely, Burningword Literary Journal, Cease Cows, Cheapjack Pulp, Crack
The Spine, Drunk Monkeys, Every Day Fiction, Flash
Fiction Magazine, Flash Fiction Press,
Gap-Toothed Madness, Gravel, Lake City Lights, Near To The
Knuckle, Shotgun Honey, The Creativity
Webzine, Theme of Absence, The Screech
Owl, The Story
Shack, & Yellow Mama.