After a months absence, I thought it time to submit yet another 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Douglas M. MacIlroy.
As always, comments are appreciated. I will try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s difficult to get round to everyone. Therefore, I try to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. I also hit a random selection from the list. You know know what gems you will find.
Finally, a short word on the weekly challenge. The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there’s something for everyone to be found within its midst.
Death by Chocolate
“Can’t say as I’ve ever tried it before.”
Martha’s haughty expression changed to surprise as Edward’s unassuming gift slid between her lips; a sweet, chocolatey morsel that was not at all unpleasant.
“My god, it’s almost….”
The sentence remained unfinished, Martha dropping any pretense at dignity as she stuffed her mouth with more of the exquisite confectionary. Feigning concern, Edward watched as his one-time paramour buried her face in the plate, Martha’s depravity complete as she began licking the sides, a reaction that did not surprise to Edward.
Pushing away any feelings of guilt, Edward continued to watch as Martha’s deadly symptoms gathered pace. Things could have been different, he thought, but Martha’s clumsy attempt at blackmail had put paid to that.