Friday Fictioneers is simple: write a post (100 words or so) based on a photo prompt. Led every week by Rochelle, you can find the other stories by clicking the little blue frog. So read along or write your own–or both!
Beatrice smiled at old Mr. Garret as she passed Sue-Anne’s Second Hand store. No matter what Sue-Anne said, that out-of-date wedding dress was never coming back in style.
She glanced at the wares in the storefront, on the lookout for bargains. The legs of a bright blue wooden table draped in white caught Bea’s eye. Her heart hammered.
But how did it get there?
She scrubbed for hours before consigning it to the curb. She knew there was a dent on the edge and a rusty red smear that wouldn’t come off.
Bea smiled. One woman’s murder weapon, another’s treasure.
21 thoughts on “One Woman’s Trash…”
Your ability for last second twists always makes me smile 🙂
Thank you! Friday Fictioneers is always a good way to sneak in some murder and mayhem, too 🙂
Wonderfully wicked and gory twist ending to a deceptively sweet story!
You can always count on me to bring the wicked and gory!
I like her. I just can’t help but see it as being a volkswagon bug.
I’m lost—what’s a volkswagon bug??
Oh, you’re twisted right ’round the bend, aren’t you? The Countess wants to know why you can’t write a NICE story where everyone lives and nobody’s a creepy villain? (I, on the other hand, enjoyed it!)
Blimey and such. I wrote about bloomin’ mythological mermaids last week. Happy as a bleedin’ clam it was.
Thanks for reading, Janet!
Great twist at the end! I pity the person who buys the blue table, it might be cursed now.
The Winchester boys from Supernatural would tend to agree with you…
Very cleverly told, with lots of details, but I am still wondering how this murder took place. Can’t see someone picking it up and smashing someone’s head in, so I am betting on the head smashing down on the table. But see what you started?
I was definitely thinking head smashing down on the table—so many fun blanks to fill in!
You write so well dear wanderer, again another story I have enjoyed.
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
You got me. Good job. Last line walloped me over the head just like your protagonist did to someone. I love it.