Dead End Bridge by Will Weisser
Approx. 10,020 words.
Published on October 17, 2012.
Leonard was nothing but a grit fiend, whiling his days away in a high-rise slum. But that all changed when Camille, a beautiful woman from his favorite dive bar, drew him into a plot to kill her boyfriend. Suddenly Leonard is sucked into the world of ruthless gang warfare in 22nd-century Manhattan, muddling through a half-baked scheme that may save Camille’s life — or cost him his own.