The Thing That Broke Him

by , under Fiction Prompts, Friday Fictioneers

Photo by Dale Rogerson

It looked odd, using the big gutting knife to clean  his nails. I guess he did it to put a scare into the man, scare him without threatening outright.

Speers is smart like that, doing just enough that you get your imagination working against you. He told me that a man is always his own worst enemy, that if you can say or do the right thing  you can break him easy as a twig.

Maybe it was the knife, or the fact Speers and me had him tied up in the jonboat. Or maybe it was the swamp itself.

 

Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dave

    Just tip him over backwards in the swamp :glug: quick and easy water torture, and fits the image nicely 😛

    Reply

Don't just stand there.