• the_novel_idealist

17 May 2019 - 15 Minute Fiction Friday

"Miss Vasquez?"


She glanced towards his direction; a newbie in the press gallery, handsome... What was the harm helping a new recruit?


Emilia was buzzing, swatting difficult questions away with ease, utilising the gleaming white smile that had propelled her into the leadership contest.


Crowds adored her, even the sharks in the gallery baying for blood. If only they knew the things she had done to get here.


"Miss Vasquez, can you comment on claims you were involved in the cover up of Julie Matthews' murder?"


She betrayed a flicker of fear, and chanced a nod towards her chief of staff. The press conference was over, but was her career?