“It’s freezing out there Jimmy, and it’s started snowing. Why don’t we give it a miss and go down the pub instead.”
“No chance mate! The boss was insistent, said it had to be tonight, and what the boss says, we do.”
“Suppose so, but why tonight?”
“All to do with the weather Billy. Seems we’re in for the coldest night of the winter. By morning the lake will be frozen solid and will stay that way for weeks. That’s why we have to kill her tonight and get her body in that lake while we still can. You ready?”
Last week I was feeling a bit under the weather, thought I might have Man Flu. In my delirious state this 150 word story came to mind!
Man Flu’s In Town
I’ve caught a stinking cold. Been tracking the little blighter for days. First got wind of it last Tuesday, heard it was running wild in the local school, attacking staff and children indiscriminately.
Wednesday, there were rumours it had been seen trying to get into the old folks home. I knew if it got in there the results could be catastrophic. So I stood outside, in the shadows, through all that freezing rain, just waiting. Thought at one point I might have missed it, then, just as the sun was coming up, I saw it trying to sneak in with one of the early morning cleaners.
It never stood a chance. I had it safely neutralised and boxed up before it could even think of getting away. I now need to dispose of it quickly, just had a message come through that Man Flu’s in town and needs dealing with.