Heads You Win, Tails You Lose.

Time for Friday Fictioneers once again, hosted by the brilliantly creative Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. A 100 word flash using some unique photo prompts. Follow the link and read some of the offerings for this great weekly challenge.

ff49-al-forbesCopyright – Al Forbes

Clive Windham, the 5th Earl of Blancham, tipped his glass in salute. With the legitimate heir drowned enroute to the Indies, all land and titles had passed to him. As the bastard son of the recently deceased 4th Earl, his good fortune had come as smooth as the brandy now teasing his throat. Wearing a sardonic smile he looked up at the newly fashioned lintel above the doorway. The severed head of the missing heir still carried that same look of shock that he had when he’d been murdered at the quayside. The rest of his body had fattened the pigs.

63 thoughts on “Heads You Win, Tails You Lose.

  1. sinister. and oh man, that is seriously scary, the thought of pigs eating human… ugh, i’m gonna have nightmares about it.
    that being said, well done πŸ™‚

  2. Dear Helen,

    Whoa, you don’t mess around do you. This was well put together with never a respite or a hope for good to triumph over evil. On such jeweled bearings, dynasties spin. Well done.



  3. I. Love. This. Seriously, well done! And such great name for a villain! Love that the severed head had been fitted on the lintel. Greed and desire for power can drive a man to do dreadful things…
    Well done! My favorite contribution to this week’s Friday Fictioneers yet!

  4. This story is excellent. A thoroughly good read, and I enjoyed his disposition of the body and the head. Grim and still fun.

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