Friday Fictioneers – 3/8/13

Posted: March 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Submit a poem or a short story of 100 words or less, inspired by a weekly photo in this fun, flash fiction group. You can read entries, or submit your own HERE, or click on the little blue guy at the bottom of the page. Thank you Rochelle for keeping us going! Add you story to the Inlinkz tool so others can find your work. Simple and fun! Suggestions and pointers welcome.

deco lamp

copyright – Jennifer Pendergast

A well-connected designer didn’t need a reason for being in a person’s house. It was a nice life, until now. She had never seen a dead body before, let alone someone she knew. Hearing a noise in the kitchen, she bolted through the door in time to see a  chunky man in a trench coat flee into the yard.

Returning the hall, she tried to control her shaking as she touched the woman lying on the sculpture, with a knife in her back. No pulse, no breath and soon, no job. Pulling out her phone, she dialed 911.

  1. 🙂 when I first saw the photo I thought it was a lamp too. I think you omited ‘returning to the hall. Other then that your story is good is she the one dead?

  2. JKBradley says:

    Dissatisfied customers? Good images, in my opinion.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. t says:

    Even in the midst of death, job security is a concern. Nice job!

  4. deanabo says:

    This is really good! I love your use of descriptions.

  5. I enjoyed this except for “laying” on the lamp, which should be “lying.” And I’m not lying. 🙂 I think is a good intro to a bigger story.

    Enjoy the weekend,


  6. billgncs says:

    I hope the didn’t touch anything to leave fingerprints!

  7. rgayer55 says:

    A chunky man in a trench coat, huh? Just another reason I don’t need a trench coat. Someone might mistake me for Orson Welles.

  8. dmmacilroy says:

    The butler did it.



  9. Dear Turnip,
    Not something I’d want to find as i arrived on the job. Ouch.

  10. Danny Bowman says:

    That “no job” really brought it home.

  11. elmowrites says:

    She’s got some explaining to do!

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