The last two were flash fiction, but this is an honest drabble of less than 100 words. This is taken from a moment in the series.


Pain stabs through my knees as they throw me on the concrete.

My mind scrambles for options. Masuku! I can use him to save my own neck!

"I have information..."

He pushes the muzzle into my scalp and cocks the hammer.

I have no more cards to play. I grit my teeth, stifling the rising panic. I won't die like a frightened animal.


I close my eyes on walls of stone and blood to see soft brown hair and a smile, feel her small arms wrapped tight around me.

I'm so sorry my little girl. Forgive me...