Time again for Friday Fictioneers. A 100 words of fiction based around the weekly changing photo prompt. Addictive, delicious and so very entertaining. Follow the link, read the others and join in yourself, it’s the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
Photo Copyright : Claire Fuller
Sally spent her nights in the abandoned smoke house on the edge of town. A heavy stench of fish still seeped from the blackened oak boards.
Most of the rats and other night crawlers had moved on. Things that couldn’t be repaired she’d use as firewood, things she could sell or barter were piled in the corner.
She lay down on the bed of rags, her breathing heavy and her belly extended and rigid. The baby would come tonight.
Across town the Earl of Middleham savoured his brandy. “I think I’ll call you Sally” he drawled, his eyes hungrily undressing the comely young housemaid stoking the fire.