~ Short Story ~ Four men sit at a table in a general store. For months they've paid protection money to Big Kyle Donovan. Simple businessmen, they can't stand up to Donovan. Then, a stranger announces his presence. He appears without warning from an empty storeroom and offers to deal with Donovan, if they trust him. Having no option, they agree. Is this an answer to prayer or something sinister? More
Four men are seated around the table in a general store. For the past few months they have paid protection money to Big Kyle Donovan. They’ve had enough but being simple businessmen, do not have the moxie to stand up to Donovan. As they are trying to decide what, if anything can be done, a stranger dressed in black announces his presence. He steps from the store room that had been checked prior to the meeting and found to be empty save for the normal back stock for the store. He tells them if they will trust him, he will deal with Donovan. Realizing they have no option, they agree. Is he the answer to their prayers or is this stranger in league with Donovan?