This intriguing photo was left me by Lauren S. and I decided to combine it with a story starter (below at the beginning of the story in bold) from Siv Maria. I went completely with my gut on this one, don’t know why I chose one to go with the other, but here is the result:
But at that moment, when her eyes still lived, when her soft, halting voice gave me the answers I wanted in the parking lot I had picked her from, I was handsome, I was good, and nothing could have stopped me.
If you liked this story you might like some of the stories I wrote for my A to Z last year.
Amazing how you imagined a hostage story from a picture of a boot and a sock! I'm in awe 🙂 And creepy too…
Great story that I wish continued so I caould know what happened next. I liked what you did with the challenge. Very creative.
But would she still find him desirable after he had a gun to her head? This one begs to be continued.
I get the impression that her acquiescence validated him… gave him the sense of worth, which he craved… even though it was fleeting…
Another excellent piece!
Great story, and like your blog!
Woah, can you say "Stalker?!!" LOL. That is exactly what I was thinking while reading this story. Well, that and now you've made me want to watch an episode of Law and Order: SVU.
What a crazy tale! Cheers 😉
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Visiting as part of A-Z, and loved the story! It was chilling! I like writing short pieces like this too. I love your blog!
Great flash fiction, don't you just love the challenge of writing tight?
Oh, that gave me a shiver! It's so hard to write from the villain point of view, but you did well–because HE of course, doesn't see himself as the villain.
Ohmigawsh. Ohmigawsh. Ohmigawsh.
Visceral believable suck me in writing. I don't know if I want to bow to you or smack you upside the head…. both of which are darned good compliments, eh?
Always enjoy reading your words.
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Creepy deepy. Loved it. 🙂
scary–what a thought–nothing could have stopped him
Scary and dark story, He sounds revolting and she is terrified. Nice interpretation of the prompt.
I belong to a group where several of the members are fantastic at writing flash. This is so vivid. Great suspense & intrigue. Thanks for sharing.
I'm participating in the A-Z Challenge for the first time. Thanks for all you do. Here's my entry for "N": Neglected
I think he's past the point of no return. Dark piece!
Okay, I want to know what happens next!
It's a great start! 🙂
Fantastic. You're really great at flash pieces!
Another awesome and creepy story.