Friday Fictioneers – 9-7-12

Posted: September 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Each week Madison Woods posts a picture prompt and a group of us write a 100 word story from the thoughts or emotions invoked by the image. You can read the entries or add one of your own. My entry for this week is below. I am a few words over this week, but it is what it is.

It was a simple book signing, she never anticipated the looming trouble.

“I know,” the man whispered over the table.


‘I know about your father and your love life.  Anything to say before I publish?”

Leaving the table, she met him outside. He knew about  her murdering father and Stella, her long time lover and partner, a fact her agent kept buried. If the story was gonna break, she wanted  it in her own words.

Lured by the promise of an interview he met her at the dock the next morning. She warned him to stay seated but he jumped out as soon as they bumped into the river bank outside her ancient home. His designer shoes proved no match for the terrain and all she could do was watch as he fell in. She reached out as the gators slid down the bank to investigate the commotion, but he was gone.

“Problem solved,” she grinned, running to Stella.

  1. Intriguing and suspenseful. I enjoyed how the gators slid down the bank and he disappeared.

  2. Chilling. Question..Who is Stella?

  3. Some things are just better left un-investigated!

  4. I thought she was going to push him. Nice of him to slip!!! Correct footwear is SO important!

  5. Sandra says:

    I like the way she didn’t have to actually do anything… except watch. Nice one.

  6. raina says:

    Oh oops, damn those gators. Clean hands… 🙂

  7. boomiebol says:

    That would teach him lol…and she didn’t even have to do anything lol

  8. billgncs says:

    laughing, I have learned to come to your stories with a weapon hidden up my sleeve, and to read carefully for hidden traps, just in case

  9. claireful says:

    Both you and Sandra bumped someone off this week – you must both have very dark minds to write something so chilling from such a beautiful picture 😉

  10. Linda says:

    Yep, that’s definitely the way to solve a problem. Well done!

  11. It was an accident, Officer. A very convenient accident. And her agent knows she’s representing a murderer? Creepy.

  12. vbholmes says:

    “She warned him to stay seated ….” I’m curious–did she have another plan in mind? Did the gators save her from herself? Good story either way.

  13. John Hardy Bell says:

    If this isn’t a novel waiting to happen I don’t know what is! If I told you just how much I truly enjoyed this story it would come across as gushing. So I’ll just say great job!! 🙂

  14. rgayer55 says:

    That’s why I always wear “sensible” shoes. One should never try to blackmail an author.

  15. Ah, all’s well that ends well ;-).

    A deep, dark, murky little tale. Loved it!

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