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Freaks & Geek Club: With Extreme Prejudice pt5 [final]

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With Extreme Prejudice part 5

by Lee Hulme

First, read part 1!
And part 2!
And then part 3!
Aaaand part 4!

The man in the fleece jacket shoved his way through the crowd and grasped the older man’s shoulder, spinning him around. As the older man staggered slightly, the man in the fleece jacket snapped the heel of his hand upwards into the other man’s nasal bone, sending it splintering into his brain. The older man jerked once, twice, then dropped.

There was a moment of silence from the crowd, long enough for the man in the fleece jacket to check for signs of life in the older man. Seemingly happy with what he discovered – or didn’t – he stood and turned back to Viscura as the crowd erupted with indistinguishable cries.

Blood served, a nudge from Bonitas made the mob break quickly into a run, back to the safety, and sanity of their homes. Soon, only Lily remained, staring in a bewilderment that sat strangely on her face. Continue reading

Freaks and Geeks Club: With Extreme Prejudice pt4

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With Extreme Prejudice, pt4
by Lee Hulme

First, read part 1!
And part 2!
And then part 3!

For more of the Freaks & Geeks Club, click here!
For more short stories, click here!

Viscura stood in zir cell as the sound of raised voices grew near. Ze tapped on the bars, “Hey! That doesn’t sound good!”

The Sheriff stuck her head around the corner, “We’re covered, don’t worry. Your friends are here.”

Viscura nodded, “I know. I’d ask to be let out to help, but…”

“But you know I can’t do that.”

Viscura nodded again and sat down. Ze was beginning to regret zir snap decision to surrender. It sounded like more people would get hurt, or worse, because of it. But with Bonitas and Millie helping, maybe there was some hope of quelling the fire. And if not, then there was surely something ze could do. Anything besides sit on this concrete-hard mattress and listen to other people fight over zir.

Viscura stood, turning to examine the back wall. The bars were easy, but would take zir into the centre. To lead the group that wanted to kill zir away, ze needed to come from behind; but to get there, ze needed to get through that wall without anyone knowing. With any luck, Millie would come through with something that would cause enough noisy chaos.

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Freaks & Geeks Club: With Extreme Prejudice pt3

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With Extreme Prejudice, pt3
by Lee Hulme

First, read part 1!
And part 2!

For more of the Freaks & Geeks Club, click here!
For more short stories, click here!

Read pt 4 here

 Around the town, scenes played out with bleak inevitability. Everyone in the town, it seemed, was preoccupied with the prisoner in the cell.

In a house on the edge of the town square, a red-faced woman blew out her cheeks and listened intently to the voice on the other end of the phone, telling her all about the murderer in the jail. As she listened, she poured schnapps from a bottle into a shot glass, downing each one automatically.

A young man stared out of the window in a house closer to the sheriff’s station. Ignoring the chirpy “night daddy” from his child as she was taken up to bed by her mother, he brooded darkly.

A woman paced the floor, wringing a handkerchief in her hands, “Used to  be a good town,” she repeated to herself. “Used to  be a good town.”

An older black man ate in silence at his kitchen table. All of this had happened before, he knew all too well. It couldn’t be allowed to happen again.

The Sheriff sat on the edge of her chair, eyes fixed on the door, coffee cup held tightly in her hands. She could feel the tension in the town and wondered how long it would be, and who would be leading them. Continue reading