Sweet Revenge by Mark Swain
Approx. 2,680 words.
Published on November 16, 2013 by
Tinderbox Publishing Ltd.
Two competitive Englishmen go cycling together in France. Each attempts to out-do the other as they pass through rolling countryside and villages. Stopping for water in one village they are helped by an odd woman. One man witnesses a grotesque scene in her cellar but keeps the information from his colleague, hoping to punish him for having 'beasted' him on the last hill. Revenge, then regret.