“He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.”
General Custer* #quote
Devious people cross the line, avoiding being caught for long periods of time. Extremely devious people tip-toe the line to get what they want. However the most devious of them all simply move the line. Anyway onto the flash fiction!
Breed Like Dust Bunnies
Miss Gray was the mommy bunny in her family of dust bunnies. She started out alone, a little ball of gray fluff on the couch, but a little gray ball joined her and that would be her husband. Together they did what dust bunnies did best, breed more of their kind. More bunnies came and clumped with them making one big fluffy family under the couch. They watched the world move around them from the shadows of the furniture's underbelly. Over a long time the dust bunny mommy gathered a big ball of relatives in their cozy home.
Then one spring the couch rose into the air, the arms of massive human raising it high for his wife. The vacuum came for the family, and it didn't give them a moment to say goodbye. It split them apart while it sucked them into its belly.