The Heat is On

It a cruel twist of fate, I found myself in the position of having to vanish. I guess that’s what happens when you cross someone who has a lot of political influence. If only I’d have known that I was stepping into a big pile of chicken shit, I wouldn’t have made such a blunder.

In hindsight, I shouldn’t have conflated expediency with integrity. Now I’m paying sevenfold for my naïveté. At least I still have people I can count on to help me out of this mess. They’ve arranged for a small outboard motorboat at a dock at the mouth of the bay that I can use to get me to a cabin on an isolated island that I can hide out at until the heat is off and this whole thing blows over.


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Saffu @ Unsplash. Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (twist/influence), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vanish), My Vivid Blog (only), Word of the Day Challenge (chicken/blunder), Ragtag Daily Prompt (conflate), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (sevenfold).

7 thoughts on “The Heat is On

  1. Sadje June 14, 2022 / 5:55 pm

    I’m glad he has a way out. Thanks Fandango for joining in.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam June 15, 2022 / 4:16 am

    What a great tale, I hope he survives 😊

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  3. judeitakali June 20, 2022 / 1:07 am

    Great to have an exit strategy.

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