“Raise your weapon,” ordered the officer bedecked in blue and gold. “Point it straight out toward the kill zone. Turn off the safety. I said turn off the safety. Hold the weapon steady. Do not blink. Do not move. Slowly squeeze the trigger.

No. Do not point the weapon at me. I am not the enemy. Do NOT point the weapon at me. Do not—”




Allen X. Davis‘s short fiction appears in Madcap Review, Barking Sycamores, and Empty Sink Publishing. He works for a bank and is an avid photographer.