It was all too much: those young bronzed bodies, those small swimsuits. He just had to get closer.

The overhanging tree under which they sought shade provided his opportunity. He slowly shimmied up until he was almost directly above them.

Just as he was beginning to admire the view his mobile phone vibrated in his pocket. He thanked the stars he had put it on silent mode.

‘Hello?’ Archie whispered.

‘Hi. Look behind you.’

Archie turned. Behind him he saw Agnes. She was holding an axe.

He couldn’t tell if she meant to use it on the tree or on him.

Copyright Susan Eames

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.

Catch up with all the Agnes and Archie Stories here: THE AGNES AND ARCHIE STORIES

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105 responses to “AXING THE SHOW”

  1. LOL I was wondering what was happening with Agnes and Archie. He’s got some time to figure out a good story for her if all she has is an ax – chain saw might be a bit different.

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