100-Word Fiction: ‘The Mark’

It was too easy to suggest that no one knew the full story; that no one understood. But he did feel that was true. It was also too easy to condemn. No one knew his background. Probably no one cared. He earned little money. Where he had come from! Then there was his family, the country itself. And if all that, then one day… while the sun was shining, if he had made up his mind and agreed in his head that yes, it was okay, to do what needed to be done – and he had purposefully overstepped the mark…