“AR-15? Check! Bulletproof vest? Check!”

Jeremy picked up his duffle bag and headed downstairs.

“Whatcha got there?” His father said, while reading the newspaper.

“It’s for a project.” He responded, nervously.

“Do you want innocent blood on your hands, son?”

“What?!” Jeremy froze.

“Have a good day son.” His father repeated, flipping to the obituaries.

“Thanks.” He said, sheepishly, and left for school.

After breakfast, Jeremy’s father turned to his wife “I swear, that boy is going places. One day, everyone is going to know his name!” She nodded in agreement. “Hun, would you mind turning on the news?”


In response to Finally Unchained’s theme Tragedy .

Inspired by the senseless frequency of school shootings.

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Written by MutedMouthful

Native New Yorker, amateur artist, sarcastic social worker, professional people watcher, and alliteration addict.

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