A Short Story by James D. Pratt

Copyright 2010 James D. Pratt

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Shep Baker quietly regarded the man sprawled at his feet. He’d known Hank Crexler for years, practically grown up with him in fact. When Hank had married Shep’s cousin, Sophie-Mae, Shep had even served as best man. Shep didn’t know why he’d just beat Hank Crexler senseless. He didn’t know why he was about to finish Hank off with the business end of a shovel. All he just knew was it the right thing to do.

Shep raised the shovel, a mad grin on his lips and tears in his eyes, when something hard slammed into the back of his skull. He tumbled to the ground and landed across Hank, their prostrate bodies forming a lower-case “t”.

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