Free Fiction Friday – The Carpet

Every Friday (or close to every Friday) I am posting a short work of fiction that will be free to read on my site. Please enjoy this week’s piece!

Fiction written by Jeremy C Kester
©2019 Jeremy C Kester – All Rights Reserved.
Please do not replicate or use without written permission. Linking to this page is permitted.

The Carpet
by Jeremy C Kester

He had to admit that it was a nice carpet to die on. He liked oriental carpets. Reasons why he liked them so much were a mystery to him. Nonetheless, he knew that this one that he knelt upon was a nice one.

“This is him?” a gruff voice asked. Thommy Stallo, head of the organization that the man had been trying to infiltrate for too many years to count. It had been so long that the lines between the life he once led and the life that he was faking had blurred into some unrecognizable cohesive mess.

“Yeah,” said the two women that had captured him. They had figured it out, that he had been feeding information to the authorities. Or, to the group that he had his true allegiance to. At least, he used to.

One of those women was Kiesha, a beautiful, strong, tall woman with dark skin and eyes that he got lost in when he gazed at her. The endless nights they kept each other company, entangled in one another’s limbs would be a good thought to fill his last moments.

Instead, it was the damn rug under his knees.

“You sure?” Thommy asked again. “Last time those fuckers thought they caught the mole, she turned out to be legit one of us. I want to be certain.”

One of them tossed an object to Thommy. The man’s badge. How Kiesha had found it was a mystery. He had thought that it was secure.

“Interesting. Good work.” Thommy congratulated the two woman as he stepped forward.

Knowing death was coming, the man tried to look up. He wanted to look up, but all he could do was discuss with himself, wonder what year the carpet was made. Unfortunately he didn’t learn that fact before his brains became intimate with the weave.

Fiction written by Jeremy C Kester
©2019 Jeremy C Kester – All Rights Reserved.
Please do not replicate or use without written permission. Linking to this page is permitted.

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