MURDER ON HER MIND
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan!
By Neel Anil Panicker
Time you got married, Afreen? You know Imtiaz, Afroz’s cousin. He’s just landed a fat paying bank job, is kind, well educated, and good looking too__ideal husband material. What do you say?
Lisa tossed her hair aside and stretched her legs forward. Squinting her eyes to shield herself from the afternoon rays, she looked at the woman seated beside her and wondered, ‘The only ideal husband material for her if ever there was one is Afroz, your husband, the one who ticks on all the right boxes, the one whom you ensnared, and also now the one I got to get back’.
She turned around and looked over; little Salim was playing at a distance, his head bent, examining a small mound of earth.
Shortly, if she played her cards well, the kid would have a new ‘mother.’
The thought made her aware of her task. Slowly, she raised her left arm over her shoulder.
Fifty feet afar, from behind the bushes, the hired killer noted the movement through his telescopic lens, and pressed the trigger.
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