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.

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.

117 responses to “HAPPY THOUGHTS”

  1. This is a movie in a short story – Brilliant and I’m sure she has imagined many ways to solve her problem – Just awesome! Nan

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    1. Thank you Nan – I think you’re right – this isn’t the first time she’s thought about this 🙂


  2. I been duct taped, tied up, kicked, and what have you — at least that is what my wife says.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Watch your back! 🙂


  3. Sends a shiver down my spine – her anger & his ignorance ! A well told tale.

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  4. That’s wicked, I like it 🙂

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