Sleight of Hand

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My training from binge-watching the entire Breaking Bad series taught me how poisoning was the best way to accomplish a quick and lethal goal of euthanasia. The instructions were simple enough — wait until his head is turned and slip ’em a Mickey. A roofie. Spanish fly. No matter the moniker, putting something in someone’s drink would flat out poison him.

It was a dirty trick to play on him for a dirty purpose, and I had to find a way to make it work.

With the simplest effort, I pointed toward the door and inquired excitedly, “Who’s that?” He shifted to look, and I quickly deposited the drug. Shaking my head when he turned back dumbfounded, I said, “Never mind, wrong guy.”

He slammed the shot I’d bought him, the stupid git, and a sinister grimace settled on my face.

*This post was prompted by quick and lethal at Studio 30+ (<150 words) via an original post by Tara.

image: Mikyl on Flickr

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10 responses to “Sleight of Hand

  1. What a tricky woman. I wonder what happens next. Great job!

  2. Kir Piccini

    naughty, naughty girl. (Unless he deserved it…then Smart Girl. 😉 )
    thank you for linking up, this was very good.
    I like the Breaking Bad reference, it pulls the reader in.

  3. One of the funniest poisoning scenes I’ve ever read. “Who’s that?” I could picture all of it.

  4. joescottusa

    What did he DO? Geez! Fun little scene, though!

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