Karmic Justice

March 30, 2022 at 9:17 am 28 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 April 2022

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

 
After a quarter of a century, Jake returned as a free man to the old neighborhood. So much had changed that he felt more like a stranger.

Jake and his gang once ruled the roost. It ended when he was convicted and jailed for murder.

Walking down the street one night, a group of teens forced him to take his shoes off and tossed them on the wires.

Feeling disrespected, Jake staggered home to get his gun. Little did he realize they were also armed. Shots rang up when they met later in an alley leading to the bitter end.

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28 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  March 30, 2022 at 9:33 am

    So much for freedom

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    • 2. plaridel  |  March 30, 2022 at 9:50 am

      neil:

      karma finally caught up with him.

      Reply
  • 3. Danny James  |  March 30, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Guns, guns, guns, everywhere.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 31, 2022 at 9:03 am

      danny:

      sadly, where were the cops when the neighbrohood needed them?

      Reply
  • 5. James McEwan  |  March 31, 2022 at 2:30 am

    I suspect the street may have changed, but the people were just the same murderous lot.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  March 31, 2022 at 9:02 am

      james:

      in this case, i agree.

      Reply
  • 7. rochellewisoff  |  March 31, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    It’s a pity he went back to the same playmates and sandbox when he got out. Realistic and well written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 8. plaridel  |  March 31, 2022 at 9:02 am

      rochelle:

      he needed some respect and he didn’t get it.

      Reply
  • 9. Keith's Ramblings  |  March 31, 2022 at 7:27 am

    His time in jail did nothing to rid him of his past.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  March 31, 2022 at 9:02 am

      keith:

      it appeared that he hadn’t learned his lessons.

      Reply
  • 11. Bill  |  March 31, 2022 at 9:17 am

    How to solve an emotional problem: shoot them. Interesting story with much fact supporting it.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  March 31, 2022 at 10:41 pm

      bill:

      sometimes, it’s convenient to let the gun do the talking.

      Reply
  • 13. pennygadd51  |  March 31, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Respect is so important to violent men. Your story makes that point effectively. Well done!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  March 31, 2022 at 10:40 pm

      penny:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 15. msjadeli  |  March 31, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    If you live by the gun, you will die by the gun. Thought-provoking story, Plaridel.

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  • 16. Tannille  |  March 31, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Sometimes it just isn’t worth it.

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    • 17. plaridel  |  March 31, 2022 at 10:40 pm

      tannille:

      true statement.

      Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  March 31, 2022 at 10:40 pm

      msjadeli:

      still, some folks can’t help resort to violence to redress a perceived wrong.

      Reply
  • 19. GHLearner  |  April 1, 2022 at 5:41 am

    People never learn, it’s depressing. Good story, sad and true.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  April 2, 2022 at 9:48 am

      gabi:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you for reading.

      Reply
  • 21. draliman  |  April 1, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Well he didn’t last long. I’m free! Bang.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  April 2, 2022 at 9:47 am

      draliman:

      unfortunately, prison didn’t change him.

      Reply
  • 23. Russell Gayer  |  April 2, 2022 at 6:26 am

    It’s sad how the cycle of violence often repeats itself.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  April 2, 2022 at 9:47 am

      russell:

      it’ll continue as long as the right to bear arms is infringed upon and abused.

      Reply
  • 25. Margaret  |  April 3, 2022 at 4:24 am

    His freedom was short-lived. It seems he didn’t learn much in his 25 years in prison. Such a tragic scenario all round.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  April 6, 2022 at 3:42 pm

      margaret:

      adjusting to life after long incarceration can be challenging indeed.

      Reply
  • 27. granonine  |  April 4, 2022 at 8:29 am

    So sad. A wasted life–his, and each member of that gang.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  April 6, 2022 at 3:41 pm

      linda:

      so sad indeed.

      Reply

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