The 100 Word Novel – Thirty-Five: Butler and Peg

o-maticAs Sergeant Pride left the quarters Peg entered.

Butler smiled, ‘Ah doctor, good morning. You are up early.’

‘Couldn’t sleep, what’s your excuse?’

‘I’m military, ma’am. Sit, please.’

Peg sat down on the stool and tried to run a hand through her greasy, knotted hair but decided against it. ‘I wanna change my vote.’

Butler’s smiled remained fixed but had vanished from his eyes. ‘That’s not -‘

‘We can’t murder her.’

‘It’s not murder, doctor. I thought we were on the same page.’

‘I don’t kill children.’

‘Well, I do.’ The smile was a distant memory. ‘When I have to.’

Previously on The 100 Word Novel:

Introduction to the 100 WORD NOVEL. Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Interlude Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Chapter Twenty-Four Chapter Twenty-Five Chapter Twenty-Six Chapter Twenty-Seven Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Chapter Thirty Chapter Thirty-One Chapter Thirty-Two Chapter Thirty-Three Chapter Thirty-Four


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