The Hustle (flash fiction)

The Hustle

So we found two marks. They were a couple of successful businessmen. We pretended to be investment brokers who had discovered a way to get speedy returns. They were suspicious of us at first, but we convinced them to invest a small amount of money which we gave back to them shortly afterwards with some of our own.. Satisfied, they then gave us a couple of million in briefcases to invest, which we then ran off with. It was all going swimmingly until we were suddenly surrounded by cops. It turned out our marks were undercover policeman all along.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt swimmingly provided by the Carrot Ranch September 5 Story Challenge.

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