Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Week of 06-05 to 06-11, 2018
Word count: 170 words
She gazed out the window at a smaller plane and gave a contemptuous snort.
“Out of business in a year,” she predicted.
Her meeting had gone well. Dr. Patel headed the team developing a cure for this year’s malady. Her marketers were busy raising awareness and money to fund his research. Clinical trials showed promise, except for the side effects. Dr. Patel was trying to eliminate or minimize them, working on countless variations without success. One variation only amplified the side effects. That formulation excited her and ended her search.
She stroked the jump drive containing all of Dr. Patel’s research. She had liked him. Her watch confirmed they would be in the air when the laboratory experienced a catastrophic explosion destroying everyone and everything.
It was all she needed to change the world and make other drugs seem like candy. Now, the bastards who betrayed her would pay, and she would be in control. They would come to her, begging.
She would rule with a blue pill called Indigo.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer