BLACK WIDOW

She had spent the entire afternoon lying in the sun. She had chosen her most provocative bikini, the one that left little to the imagination. Her long, bronze legs shimmered. When she lay on her front she undid the strings of her top and let them fall to the side.

She had seen him watching her from the upstairs bedroom. The poor innocent boy.

The shade crept across the garden. She moved her towel into the corner that caught the evening sun and lay down again and waited patiently.

His shadow fell across her face. She smiled inwardly. Tonight she would feast.


Copyright Sarah Potter

Written for Friday Fictioneers 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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80 responses to “BLACK WIDOW”

  1. I wonder if that feasting is literal or metaphoric

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    1. I’m a literal kinda guy.

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  2. She’s waited patiently for her supper, I almost believe she deserves to have it.

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    1. Ha, well she has put in the effort, that’s true!

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  3. Cougar or werewolf! Good stuff Iain

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    1. A cougar werewolf – why not?!

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  4. Dear Iain,

    She sounds like a cross between a vampire and a cougar. Your vivid descriptions are enticing.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks so much Rochelle

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  5. One of those caution tales. Well done, Iain!

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    1. If it seems too good to be true…

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  6. Apt name and preplanned and deadly date.
    Poor boy doesn’t know his fate.

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    1. No, he has no idea what he’s walked into! Thanks Anita

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  7. For some, it is just too easy… she laid her trap well…

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    1. To be honest, most men really are that easy!

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      1. I won’t disagree…😉

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  8. I sense his innocence will soon be coming to an end.

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  9. I thought I knew where this was going until I read that last line…Great story, Iain!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  10. Will you walk into my parlour?
    Hopefully he’ll die with a smile on his face…

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    1. There are worse ways to go.

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    1. He’s too innocent to understand.

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  11. Poor hapless fool, at least he will die happy. 🙂

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  12. …said the spider to the fly.

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    1. Without a clue of the trap he had just entered!

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  13. Whoa! That is seriously spooky. I love it.

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  14. Hoo! Cool lead-up and great last line.

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    1. Thank you Eugenia. Hope you are well.

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  15. Great take on the prompt. A good title, too!

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  16. boys will be boys, even under scary circumstances

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    1. We’re so predictable!

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      1. OFten that can be an advantage

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  17. One can catch anything with the right bait, and she seems to have the right bait.

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    1. She does seem to know what she is doing.

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  18. Ooh, the hunter or the hunted? Good one

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    1. She’s just reeling him in 😉

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  19. Will he be a shadow of himself when she is finished with him, I guess so.

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    1. A shadow of a man indeed. Thanks Mike.

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  20. Delicious thriller. I bet she seldom goes hungry!

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  21. Eek, I have a feeling, looking at the title, that it’s going to be a literal feast.

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  22. it’s what you call a win-win situation. 🙂

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    1. He may live to regret it.

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  23. Oh the title gives us a hint that the feasting might be literal. A temptation tough to resist. Well done.

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  24. Oh dear. Poor innocent boy doesn’t know he’ll live forever unless someone shoves him into the sunlight or hits him with holy water 🙂

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    1. You went down a vampire route – interesting!

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      1. She’s going t feast. . .but then, if she were a vamp, I guess she wouldn’t have been sunbathing 🙂

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  25. Creepy! Well, everyone’s got to eat I guess. Fun story.

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    1. She’s very well fed 😉

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  26. Funny how we interpret that both sexually and literally. Well, either way, it is too easy to catch a man. Or dinner. Lol.

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    1. Men are so easy to trap if you want one! Thanks Fatima.

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  27. I hope she means him no permanent harm. I remember, back in my younger days, being suddenly aware of my neighbour’s adolescent son spying from his bedroom window. I was more circumspect after that, though flattered he thought me worth watching!

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    1. Haha, would you not try and trap him, Liz!! 😉

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  28. She has indeed spun her web and is confident to catch her prey. I doubt she ever goes hungry. Very chilling tale!

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    1. No, never a shortage for her. Thanks Brenda

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  29. Well that’s the end of him, poor boy. Then again maybe he enjoyed it after all his spying. Enjoyable story Iain.

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    1. He enjoyed it…and it was the end of him! 🙂

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  30. I have a feeling she always gets her way. Enticing writing!

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    1. She doesn’t like to be foiled! 🙂

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  31. There he goes. Hook, line and sinker. very well built up from the beginning to the end.

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  32. Very predatory, poor lad or maybe that’s what he was hoping for. Unless she’s more cannibal than cougar.

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    1. I think he ended up with more than he hoped for! Cheers Michael

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  33. An excellent twist. Love the building tension.

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  34. Now that ending was unexpected! 🙂

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