Criminals Today

by Kristen Tsetsi

The gun isn't big, but it could kill me, so I stay quiet like he told me to. I've seen the news; hardly anyone lives through this unless they're brave or have people skills, or sympathy, like that woman who kept that court shooter in her house by talking about God. I only have contempt. Cat burglars, at least, take pride in their work - they study up, they perfect. This shining example of our get it now and get it easy society is too lazy, too lacking in self respect to do anything but kick in the door and scare me with his big, bad gun. I make sure to tell him that before he shoots me.

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Kristen Tsetsi, whose full catalog is here, is the founder and co-editor of Tuesday Shorts.