“More like my nemesis,” Jeremy said. “First, he spent a ton of money buying junk bonds a few years back and when they defaulted, we lost everything. Then he paid way too much for what he called a nifty parcel of land near old Route 9,￼ and the business doesn’t generate enough income to even pay the property taxes, which are due next week.” Jeremy put his head down in his hands.
“There must be something you can do,” Barbara said. “Can’t you just sit down with him and discuss the situation?”
“He’s so defensive and can be extremely volatile when confronted,” Jeremy said. “I think he is a dangerous man.”
“What about contacting the authorities, tell them he defrauded you, and have them arrest him and haul him off to jail?” Barbara asked.
“They’d probably tell me it’s my own fault for going into business with him.”
Barbara shrugged. “Well, it’s quite a dilemma. I certainly don’t covet your situation.”
Written for the Thursday Inspiration prompt, hosted for the first time by Jim Adams, where the theme is “jail.” Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (antagonistic/income), MMA Storytime (toxic/highway), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (emotions/nemesis), Ragtag Daily Prompt (junk/dangerous), Your Daily Word Prompt (nifty/covet), Word of the Day Challenge (parcel),