Microfiction By Jambo Stewart


*TRIGGER WARNING: Reader discretion advised*

I balanced on the rickety chair, towering above the stinky chocolate Labrador.

He’d reappeared this morning with the rope I’d used to tie the bag though I cannot fathom how. It was a long drop, a tight knot. My door was locked. His coat was soaked in canal water. His eyes stared into my soul, manipulating my thoughts. making me slip my head through the algae covered noose and tighten.

He barked.

I kicked the chair away.

The rope pulled taut, squeezing my windpipe, blocking my scream. then snapped.

I hit the floor, coughing and spluttering as his tail wagged.