Coming to the south of France had been the wisest choice of his life.

Retirement suited him, as did the Mediterranean sun, the walks along the coast, the relaxed pace of Medville and the wine.

He sipped the glass of rosé (given to him by the owner of the vineyard next door) and thanked his wife for her kind gift.

Her life insurance had bought the old villa. It still needed a lot of work but he was in no rush.

It was the location he had bought it for, only 200 metres from a small cove, an ideal spot for him to indulge in the one pastime he could not leave behind in his Scottish homeland.

So far no suspicion had fallen on him, the local police hadn’t linked the disappearances of the disparate individuals. Why should they? He chose carefully.

The sun reached it’s zenith. He moved inside. He still had a few hours before his evening guest would arrive, and everything was already prepared.

To pass the time he decided to write a new story, another delicious murder scene.

A little fiction he would tell the readers of his work, just a little fiction.

Dedicated to the provider of this week’s photo prompt, CE Ayr – read some of his splendid ‘fiction’ at his website: Sound Bite Fiction.

Copyright CE Ayr

Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE.

To read more of the stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

31 responses to “SEA AIR”

  1. Great story, Iain, I am flattered beyond belief.
    But I will have to kill you now, of course.
    See you next week!

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    1. Gulp, look forward to it… I was sure you would be one of the few who would be flattered to be pictured as a serial killer 😉


  2. Another good job Iain.

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  3. Antoinette Truglio Martin Avatar
    Antoinette Truglio Martin

    Whoa. Intriguing.


    1. Thank you Antoinette


  4. If I’ve read the comments above correctly, I regret that this will be the last story you will ever write, Iain. Farewell. Hope you have a lovely funeral. 😉

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    1. It’s been fun….!


  5. Nicely done, Iain. You are a little devious.

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  6. Very clever Iain! Love it.

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  7. The way you wrote it was absolutely amazing. A little teasing here and there and generally a fun narrative. Loved it.

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  8. Well done!!!! Loved the way you reeled me in…

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  9. Great way to fool the police: Hey, I’m a writer of thrillers. It’s only research.

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    1. That’s what I’m going to tell them…

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  10. This was brilliant, Iain! 😀

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  11. Iain now none of us will dare write crime stories, or at least we may have to keep them under wraps until we leave this world.. 😉

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    1. It depends if you decide to make your fiction non-fiction at some point.


  12. You are clever beyond words. Well done, Iain.

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    1. Thank you so much Susan, I am flattered!

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  13. Devilishly delightful.

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  14. Such a great character. I imagine there are lots more stories you can tell about him – narrow escapes maybe? Although, do we really want to know?

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    1. Perhaps it’s best not to find out anymore!

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