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Black Friday #4

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A seeming moment ago, he had just been telling his wife to let their teenage son take care of his own Black Friday business.

And Alicia only had to huff, “Fine,” with a half smile, and Mikey was off running into the crowd.

The first explosion came almost immediately after that.

The second one knocked them off their feet, breathless and bleeding on the ground.

He had been staring in tearful disbelief into Alicia’s lifeless eyes before his own dark aches consumed him.

And the next time he saw his wife, she had been feasting hungrily on their own son.

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