100word challengeHis iPhone announces the time. It will be dawn in two hours, leaving him time to change his clothes and arrive for his seven o’clock shift. No one will suspect a thing. After all, he is a law-abiding citizen.

He grips the shovel and follows his ex-wife. She had suggested—insisted—he participated in her get-rich scheme. He obliged, knowing it would put an end to the alimony payments.

“Breathe a word about this,” says Wanda, “and I’ll testify you threatened me, forced me to help you.”

Tim smiles. And so it begins except this time, he has a plan.


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