She stood contemplating the display of strange ornaments.

The yellow one would have the most impact, but was too heavy for her to wield.

The ornate one was too flimsy.

The stumpy one too short.

The blue one seemed perfect, but she noticed a crack around the trunk.

She settled on the red one – perfect size, weight and shape. A long handle and thick top, perfect for bludgeoning. It helped that the blood would blend in.

‘Darling,’ her husband’s voice interrupted her daydream. ‘Do pay attention when I’m talking to you.’

‘Sorry, dear,’ she replied with a smile.


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Copyright Sarah Ann Hall

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

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