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Show Me The Money

He looked down at the thin notes held tightly between his thumb and index finger. A twenty, a couple of tens and a bunch of singles. He looked up at a round, fat face smiling at his misfortune. Eyes full of menace and violent potential stared right back at him.

“Where’s my money?”

He counted up the small handful of banknotes for about the hundredth time but there still wasn’t enough.

“Where’s my money?”

He looked around the room for some moral support, even charity, but all around were shoegazing, staying well out of this situation.

“Where’s my money?”

“I’m sorry but I just don’t have it, I can give you fifty bucks now and the rest next time around.”

“No. Where’s my money?”

“Look, don’t be an asshole, I’ll get you the rest really soon”

“Not soon enough. Give me my fifty bucks”

He bundled up the cash and handed it across the small table, a large fat hand ripped it from his, almost tearing the paper. Why did it always have to be like this?

“Thanks, now get your broke ass off my property!”

“Jesus Dave, Why do you always have to be such a prick like that?”

“It’s just business, you know that. Money makes the world go round or something. This is America after all”

“No Dave, it’s just Monopoly!”

The Things we Leave Behind

They say every city has a soul, thing is, this ones tormented. Looking for a party? Well what’s your drug of choice my friend? We got them all. Drink, drugs? You name it, we can get it for you. You want to put it all on black? Do it here. Want a girl to do the kinda things you can’t ask your sweet soccer mom wife for? This is the place, for a price, and everyone has a price.

They found mine a while back. Just one little job, and the debt is cleared. But then there’s another job and another, and another and before you know it you’re throwing lifeless hookers into dumpsters without a second thought.  Well it ends tonight. I just invested my life savings in a tankful of gas and I’m going to blow the whole lot. I don’t care where I’ll go, just so long as it’s far away from here. They’ll all catch up with me eventually, it’s just who’ll kill me first, the evil I leave behind or the ghosts I bring along for the ride