Karma's A Bitch: A Short
His name was Ken, and he was a prick. He knew this, and took great pride in proving it to everyone he met. In a few select cases, he'd pay extra attention to a person, and shower them with his personal brand of back handed compliments, superiority, and special training sessions guaranteed to accent their flaws and place him in the best light possible. He made sure those in his command never questioned that he was the best of the best of the BEST, and they'd never amount to more than the dirt he scraped off his boots.
What he didn't realize, was he wasn't the only person intent on screwing up the plans of other people, but he was about to get firsthand knowledge on the way it felt to have his dreams crushed.
In a very real, and permanent way.
Karma gazed into the mystical Pool of Choice and smiled. Today was going to be a good day.
The sun was bright, and the sky was the clear blue it always was in the desert of some unremarkable third-world country. The temperature hovered in the mid-eighties, and there was a soft, cool breeze that hinted at the changing season.
Karma leaned against the armored humvee, aviator glasses firmly in place, shading her eyes from the harsh rays. Her long black hair was tied back in an intricate braid and hung over her shoulder. She remained where she was, booted foot resting against the wheel of the vehicle, when the man of the hour approached her.
"Get away from there. Who let you in here? Whoever it was, I'm going to have their rank."
"Now, Ken. Is that anyway to talk to a person with more power than you?"
His footsteps faltered. "Who are you?"
She smiled. "Why, I'm Karma. Perhaps you've heard of me? They say I'm a real bitch."
His jaw clenched and a muscle twitched near his eye. "What the Hell are you talking about?"
She shrugged her shoulder and casually walked toward him. "You'll see," she said, patting his shoulder as she walked by. "You might want to beg for forgiveness, if you believe in that kind of thing."
The man cursed behind her, but she kept walking. She didn't turn when men in full riot gear surrounded him, weapons drawn. As payment for everything he put out in the world Homeland Security destroyed his career, his life, and his dreams.
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