99 word #writing prompt: What’s in a name?

December 15, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) explore the importance of a name within a story. It can be naming an experience, introducing an extraordinary name, or clarifying a name. Go where the prompt leads.

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“Hey, baby,” he said, stroking my face.  I stiffened at the touch of his calloused hand. “What’s your name?”

“Lovely night for a walk,” I replied.

“Lady, you’re in an alley.  No one’s coming to your rescue,” he said, starting to unbutton my shirt.

I touched his pock-marked face, standing on my toes to lightly kiss the lips of a thing that smelled of old sweat.  Men are so delusional.  Slowly, I reached under my coat.

“Meet my friend, Destiny,” I said. My Glock pointed at his ribs, I squeezed the trigger.  “It’s the last name you’ll ever hear.”