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Her body is electric against mine. A simple touch of her smooth hip and I feel like a jolt is running through me. It's enough to make me want to touch her again. She whispers something I can't hear. I lean into her and she says it again.
"I'm going to kill you."
I'm sure that's exactly what she's saying.
She's quicker than I expected. Her fist holds a taser. She puts the instrument to my throat and the alley goes blue for half a heartbeat. Then I'm choking, ten thousand volts running through my windpipe, closing it off, making breathing impossible.
She kicks me in the groin and I tumble to the cobblestones, trying to stop the pain, trying to find the air.
The last sound I hear before the darkness swallows me is the echo of her stiletto heels carrying her away from me and out of the alleyway.
Christopher Grant is the editor and publisher of A Twist Of Noir. His crime fiction can be found here at Thrillers, Killers 'N' Chillers, as well as Powder Burn Flash, Not From Here Are You? and The Flash Fiction Offensive.