Miscalculation

He slipped from the shadows undetected and pulled the wire taut around her neck.

She began to struggle but he was very strong, and he knew that soon she would pass out. He had done this many times before and enjoyed the thrill of it even if it was short-lived.

The stranger lurking in the shadows caught her off guard. As soon as she realized what was happening, she steadied her breathing and gathered her strength. She focused, quickly recalling her training.

She loosened her grip on his hands, and he felt her weight drop. He assumed that she was finished.

She reached for his right arm and leaned into an anchored crouch, pulling him forward over her shoulder. He hit the concrete with a grunt.

She pulled her sidearm and shot him in the leg. “You are under arrest!” She shouted over his moaning as she flashed her badge.

Miscalculation
– Written for Ad Hoc Fiction weekly contest. Word Prompt was “wire.” WC 150
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