One Step Closer by Iain Rowan
Approx. 3,290 words.
Published on April 9, 2011 by
Life jumps the rails, runs away from you and there’s no catching it up. Not ever.
A free short story from Iain Rowan, winner of the Derringer Award for best short crime story.
"I mean it," the gunman shrieked, and he pointed the revolver at Ward, the end of the barrel moving in tiny circles with the shaking of his hands. "I mean it. One step closer..."