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Kiss or Kill, A-Z Blogging

Writing prompt:Kiss, Kill

Provided by: Marian Allen fellow participant of the A to Z challenge.Visit her!

need prompts for M,  S,  X and Y still….

Genre: Fiction/Flash


A smoke-filled room, strings playing in the background, whisky-soaked breaths–not my scene, not really. But Earl has dragged me out, and in a way I am glad he has. In my bathroom, I have a razor ready. His call made me postpone my plans. Not tonight. Let’s give life another chance.

So here I am, a bald, towering fifty-year-old on a bar-stool, a woman draped around each arm, puckering up for a kiss each. Earl must have taken care of them. They do not look easy, just pretty and blonde in a girl-next-door kind of way. They are slurring over who could have me for the night. No kidding.

“I’d kill for those ladies, bud,” someone yells at me from the back of the room. Not Earl. Come to think of it, where is Earl?

No matter. I’ll follow the ladies to some good time.

Outside, the air hits me in the gut.  I cough, as if stepping into a smoke-filled room, and not the other way around.

“Which one first?” the one on my right arm smiles, raising her eyebrows, trying too hard.

“Kiss or Kill?” I smile back at her.

“You’re funny!”

Not in the least, as it turns out.

Minutes later, I dump the two in my trunk. It is getting boring, how easy this is, how long I’ve been getting away with it. And I still don’t feel a thing.

Now for Earl. He knows me, knew I was with the girls.

Or, maybe not. The razor is the best destination, after all.

I think I’m going back home.


I’m tweeting A to Z posts at #atozchallenge  There is also the A to Z Challenge Daily with links to Tweeted A-Z posts over the last 24 hours.

Thanks and shout-outs to organisers Arlee Bird (Tossing It Out) , Jeffrey Beesler’s (World of the Scribe),  Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh) , Jen Daiker ( Unedited), Candace Ganger (The Misadventures in Candyland) , Karen J Gowen  (Coming Down the Mountain) , Talli Roland ,  Stephen Tremp (Breakthrough Blogs )

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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