Todd cursed himself. He inched out further. The frame and glass creaked. He froze.

He peered down, trying to make out the room below. It definitely wasn’t Lacey’s bedroom.

She had told him the skylight on the left. Only now did he realise he didn’t know if that was left as he faced the house, or left if he was on the roof.

He had to pick one.

A light went on. Now Todd saw it was a kitchen. A figure looked up.

Todd stared into the raging eyes of Lacey’s father, just as he heard an ominous sound and the glass panel gave way.

Copyright J Hardy Carroll

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.


My second novel is released globally in paperback and on Amazon Kindle on Friday, 27th September. Watch the trailer here:

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90 responses to “50/50”

  1. Falling through the skylight was probably a bit of a relief. Attempts to staunch the bleeding and whatnot will likely distract dad from his reasons for being there in the first place… 🙂

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  2. Not the best way to greet the parent, but this was a riot!

    Hope he lands up in his good books, by hook or crook.

    Good to be back on your blog after aeons, Iain.

    Congratulations on the second book!

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