Friday Fictioneers—later than normal, see previous post and feel free to throw your fist in the air.
Oh god, she thought. Her heart fluttered–beating wings of a dying songbird. She cupped her hand over her neck, hiding its uneven pulse.
The fallen tree demolished her little car, crushing it. The police were trying to clear the road, direct traffic around the debris from the storm.
She saw only the piece of paper, crumpled in the autumn leaves. She never kept papers in her car. Except one.
I will pay you $2.5 thousand dollars to kill my husband.
“Darling, your car!” Roger wrapped his arm around her.
The letter drifted away in an errant gust of wind.
24 thoughts on “Les Feuilles de Papier—Leaves of Paper”
I hope she hadn’t put her address on it. Great take!
I hope not, too! Thank you!
Lots of death and villainy this week — this didn’t disappoint — I liked the parallel near misses — her not being in the car, and the note blowing away.
I haven’t had a chance to read any except yours—-I liked and ran, I know. I’ll leave a good comment when I have more than a moment!
Yeah, you suck.
Well, after that eloquent insult…
Well, I could have used the proper latin terms, darling, but I am a lady!
Fabulous ideas, darkness covered well.
$2500? Seems a bit cheap for murder. No wonder she couldn’t find someone yet 😉
Well, if she had more money maybe she could afford a nicer car AND to kill her husband. I almost said $2.5 million but decided if she had that much money she wouldn’t need a hit man.
Good point. And it’s not like the “ideal wage” is published on wage reviews or anything.
There’s no Craigslist for hit men?
I think this is a sign…maybe she should look into marital counseling 🙂
Might be a good idea—probably cheaper than murder, too.
“Her heart fluttered–beating wings of a dying songbird. ” love that line 🙂
Ah thank you! I really liked that one myself. Glad it worked for you, too.
Why on earth would she keep that piece of paper in her car? Nicely done – I didn’t even notice the scrap in the leaves before.
Well, someone who’s trying to get a hit on their husband MIGHT not be in the most rational frame of mind. I tried really hard to find a new angle, so I was looking closely! Thanks for reading!
That was very clever and an enjoyable read. Well done. i noticed the paper (thought it was a bag) and was going to try and use that but drew a blank, where you succeeded.
It could be a bag! I just decided it was a piece of paper. I’m glad you liked it and that it wasn’t too big of a stretch. Thanks for reading!
What goes around comes around. Nice one.
Thank you, Rochelle–for setting all this up and for taking the time each week to read AND comment on all the pieces.
I hope he sees the note.