On the Other Side

“They’ll do it because they need us,” huffed Ed Mains, CEO of GreenUp, the largest lawn care products company in the world.

Mains was right. He’d gotten every company he acquired over the past decade for a song because they were all in trouble and selling to GreenUp looked like a save.

But Mains knew he was pushing his luck. GreenUp’s market share was just shy of 50 percent, and regulators were watching closely.

But he didn’t care—until the government broke up his company and charged Mains with anti-competitive monopolization. Now he’s in charge of the prison garden.

by Don Tassone

From: Friday Flash Fiction

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