#SwiftFicFriday – Week 126 Winner!

#SwiftFicFriday – Week 126 Winner!

Happy Tuesday!

Bill Engleson (@billmelaterplea) flew the highest this week and takes his sixteenth win!

You can find him at:

Check out his piece below and congratulate him on Twitter:

Congrats on your #SwiftFicFriday win @billmelaterplea! Check out his flash piece and show him some love #WritingCommunity

The Lout

I always steered clear of Larry Hughes. He had an aura about him. I hesitate to say it was dark but that pretty much sums it up.

He came from a pretty well-off family. His father owned a men’s clothing store and had a piece in a number of other enterprises in town. I don’t know if that was common knowledge back then but later it became part of the Hughes Legacy.

Frances, or Fritzie as her friends called her, his older sister was the polar opposite. Thoughtful, a fun kid so it seemed to me, and I suppose others in town that Larry just woke up on the wrong side of the womb at birth and never looked back to examine himself.

He went out for football and rugby and did well. He not only had size and speed but a ferocious look that could intimidate lesser players.

I was one of those.

I was quick to leave my hometown and not look back. I can’t say that Larry was the principal reason but it was part of the mix.

I would go back every couple of years and each time I went, Larry Hughes has positioned himself further up the leadership ladder of the town.

Five years ago, he was elected Reeve, Mayor to some.

I wasn’t surprised to read this headline in the Gazette: Hughes Slams Opponents. Citizen’s Petition Calls for Police Investigation.

Threats, midnight calls, charges of bullying, two allegations of inappropriate sexual overtures towards female staff at City Hall…all of it adding to the memories I had of Larry, how his life had seemed to me, and how it likely still was.

The irony couldn’t be avoided. I was now his lawyer. The money was too good to turn down.

Heaven help me!

Tell me what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.