The Executioner

The executioner is dressed in white tux and carries a tray of Yakitori.  He is invisible. The party guests move around him as if he were a rock in the middle of a fast moving stream.

Xan moves back to where the other waiters stand and watches a fat man at the podium. He is bald and sweating. He tells a joke and the crowd laughs politely.

The cater manager peeks her head through the kitchen doors. I have fresh tempura back here. I need someone to execute it.

With a resigned sigh Xan follows Taka back into the kitchen.



Published by Bryan

I am an army vet, husband, and father of twins, I am currently working on my next publication, a collection of military fiction, and next year will be publishing an apocalyptic science fiction novel. My urban noir novel, "Compounded Interest," can be purchased on Amazon. I host a podcast on creativity called Origin: Stories on Creativity and co-host the soon-to-be-released show on speculative fiction called Mirage with fantasy author R. Emma Hardcastle. My youtube channel is: The Origin podcast feed is: For updates on "Mirage" and future publications follow me on twitter: @bryaiello More of my short fiction can be found at: My amazon author page is:

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