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Mob Mentality – Friday Fictioneers

As a writer, I’m intrigued with situations where there is no easy answer. A story is so much more complex when you can sympathize with all parties and put yourselves in their shoes. As you read this story, ask  yourself what you would have done. I’m curious to know.

copyright Sandra Crook

copyright Sandra Crook

Mob Mentality

The mob of infected surrounded the car, their pounding fists turning it into a drum.

“How can you?” they screamed. “Where’s your heart? We’ll die without that medicine.”

Craig keyed the loudspeaker. “There are only ten doses left. We need them to replicate more or millions could die. I’ll return in two days.”

“You expect us to believe that?”

“Sir, I can’t get through,” the driver said. “They will eventually overturn the car.”

“Run them down,” Craig said finally. As the car bumped forward and the screams increased, he punched the dashboard. “Idiots! Can’t they see I’m trying to help?”

 

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