RED SKY

I had a red sky behind me. The sun dipping away, ending another day. A good day, a better day. Bridges had been built, past mistakes put aside.

I got back to my apartment and sat in the darkness. Tomorrow he would return and we would try again. He had forgiven me, again. I had promised it wouldn’t happen again, again.

Looking at the fire in the sky, I could feel the devil rising once more. The fire of desire, passion, deceit.

He would come back and I would want more. The red sky flickered, a reflection in my devious eyes.

Copyright Roger Bultot

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 more stories of 100 words based on this weekโ€™s prompt, visit HERE.

โ€˜The Barra Boyโ€™ is available now, and is the perfect Christmas gift for the readers in your life! You can find all the information for getting a copy HERE.

At 6pm UK time tonight, I will be chatting about ‘The Barra Boy’ on a free online event, hosted by Western Isles Libraries. Anyone interested can sign up here: bit.ly/barraboy

For anyone with a Kindle, my first novel ‘A Justified State’ is free to own for the next 5 days. Pick up your copy HERE.

35 responses to “RED SKY”

  1. Oh my, those devious eyes. Bridges, sunsets, passion, and deceit. A potent combo. Great story, Iain ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. A deliciously fallible protagonist

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  3. Dear Iain,

    Not exactly a match made in heaven. Sounds like the prelude to a tumultuous romance. Or maybe something more…;) Nicely written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS I just downloaded the Kindle version of The Barra Boy. I’m looking forward to the read.

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. re. The Barra Boy, that’s fantastic, thank you and look forward to hearing what you think of it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Yikes. A chilling tale that won’t end in happily-ever-after! Excellent little snippet of a much larger tale.

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  5. What a character in so few words. And a great atmosphere of daring and who knows how it’ll end.

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    1. Thanks so much, glad it enticed!

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  6. Sounds like a vicious cycle endured (enjoyed?) by both. When will it end, and how?
    Very intriguing!

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    1. A good thought – this is something they both hate and enjoy at the same time. Thanks Liz

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  7. Some like to live on the edge of danger – but that does not bode well for the “non-afflicted” one.
    I do have to finish the trilogy though Barra Boy intrigues me…

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    1. Thanks Dale, I’m guessing a bit, but I think Barra Boy would be more to your taste – though obviously I hope you read them all ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. I very much enjoyed A Justified State – love your writing so, I don’t worry ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. A dangerous liaison, but who for.

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    1. Perhaps for both I fear.

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  9. “The fire of desire” is quite apt. I see a road to Hell paved with promises. Fun story, Iain.

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  10. Your tale took a sinister turn, an empty promise? Intriguing.

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    1. Life is full of empty promises I find, especially in the publishing industry…but that’s another story!

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  11. The cycle of betrayal. No one wins. Brilliant writing!

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    1. Thank you Brenda ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Ooooooo
    I love this… the red sky, the unquenchable desire leading to heartache time and time again. It’s a short character piece but it says so much.

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    1. Thanks Laurie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. it looks like they deserve each other, that’s all i can say. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I suppose they do ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I read this as a man with an addiction. Whatever that addiction may be, it doesn’t look like it will go well.

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    1. Addiction can rarely be a good thing. Thanks for reading.

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  15. Great atmosphere in this ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Devious eyes! Again.

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  17. Lots of darkness and intrigue there. Very nice work.
    Dewey Decimal System Day is December 10. ๐Ÿ“š
    โ€œThe only limit to your success is your own imaginationโ€ โ€“ Shondra Rhimes
    I wish you a merry holiday โ›„ season, and a New Year full of peace, joy, and creativity.

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