Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Writer

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
“And then I drowned him in the river”

We all looked at him horrified, our glasses poised in mid-air, struck by what he had just said. Then the Pretty Little Thing piped up, “How could you?”

He shrugged.

“It was a simple decision.  Picture a small group on a boat on a river, initially enjoying the tranquility and living in harmony with each other.  And then things start changing.  People start to grate on your nerves; rivalries form, lust and jealousy appear. “

“But how could you kill him” said the PYT.

“It’s easy my dear, I wrote the story”.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

To read the stories from this week's cruise click here.

12 comments :

  1. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Hah, this writer is in good company, there's been a lot of murdering going on this week. I like it.
    --gahlearner

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    1. I know what you did last week. In your work of fiction of course. Thanks for your comments Gabriele.

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  2. I think I might have committed that crime a few time... actually i think I killed hordes of people this week...

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    1. That makes you a killer writer then, but just as long it is fiction, what happens in a story remains in a story. Thanks for reading and commenting Björn

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  3. Dear Subroto,

    What writer can't relate to this? I remember getting funny looks one time at work when I confessed to guilt feelings over killing a character. My coworker turned to the customer with the horrified expression and said, "She's a writer."

    Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle. just don't stop killing people (in works of fiction obviously, what else would I mean?)

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  4. Good one! Great twist.

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    1. Thank you Sandra, you do remain the undisputed Queen of Murder (still talking Fiction here).

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  5. Very good. The dialogue sets up the scene successfully. Good ending.

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    1. Thank you Margaret I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Funny story with a great twist, Subroto. A writer researches methods of death and weapons and poisons. Pretty soon they're on a government watch list. They then know they're doing it right. Hilarious. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Now you've got me worried Suzanne but at least I know who to come for advice now.

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