You Should Have Listened To Your Mother

Time again for Friday Fictioneers. A weekly snapshot of mischief and mayhem created by over 100 creative collaborators. A 100 word piece of fiction based on a weekly changing photo prompt. All given shelter under the wide reaching umbrella of Rochelle Wisoff- Fields. Get yourselves over and have a go.

tree2bcrookPhoto Copyright : Madison Wood

A shimmy of torch light snaked across the field, like an army of tiny fire flies gathering on the horizon. Too dark to see faces, he pictured them well enough; furrowed brows, wide eyes. They’d search all night, they always did.

Teasing his hand across his lips, his tongue came out decadently swirling around a finger. The still fresh blood tasting of salt, lead and innocence, perhaps even a hint of cherry. Picking up his rucksack he looked back at the costume he’d left in the tree, whispering in the darkness,

“Your mother always said I was a wolf in sheep’s clothing”

 

 

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41 thoughts on “You Should Have Listened To Your Mother

  1. There were some great descriptions in this, and contrasts too. Loved the ‘salt, lead, innocence and perhaps a hint of cherry’. Terrific line.

  2. Dear Helen! LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER! I am in awe of this story – it is so imaginative and I love the villagers coming after him at night. Golly-gee-whiz this is great! Nan 🙂

  3. “A shimmy of torch light..” great use of words. One day I’ll come here and read something rubbish. Surely? 😉

  4. Helen, This was very dark, but well written. I doubt he’s going to stay around for the villagers to take out their wrath. I hope he’s eventually caught. Until then women will have to listen to the warnings. Good story and well done. 🙂 —Susan

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