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The Silent Killer

At 2:30am, Miguel opened the front door to his house, slowly. He peered inside and looked through his dark living room and saw that no one was around. Miguel stepped in slowly and closed the door. He took off his shoes and tiptoed upstairs. A bedroom door was cracked open and Miguel slowly pushed it opened and looked in. His wife, Jenny, was asleep in the dark bedroom. Miguel closed it slowly without a sound. He walked to a bedroom down the hall, and stripped off his clothes. He stepped into the bathroom, and got in the shower. Jenny opens her eyes after hearing the shower. She throws the covers back and she is fully dressed with a jumpsuit and sneakers on. She fixes pillows to look like a body under the covers and grabs a wig from under the bed, and places it on the pillow. Jenny grabs a suitcase from the corner and quietly goes down the steps while Miguel is still in the shower. She heads to the kitchen and turns on all the stove gas knobs. She lights four candles in the kitchen, and walks out the front door. She gets in a car waiting for her down the street from her house.




Hannah Erica, is a Philly native and writer of the flash fiction stories for Weeklysweetspot. You can also find her essays, poems and articles on She received her B.S. in Communications, with a Journalism certificate, from the University of Phoenix. More than a decade ago she started writing film scripts and completed two. It's a tough business to get work published, so she put the film script writing on the back burner and write short stories that publish on

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