Friday Fictioneers – The Bad Thing

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Photo Prompt © J Hardy Carroll

When I confess to the bad thing, the very bad thing, you don’t cry out or scream. You don’t reject me with a surge of anger.

You just go very still, as if the world has stopped. As if you have to be very careful not to shatter.

 

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

82 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Bad Thing

  1. WOW! I hadn’t checked the comments yet, and counted… such power in 48 words; it’s brilliant Neil! Each word packs a punch, and leaves me wanting more, questioning what and how. Wow. I love that there’s no gore or detail, just the insinuation of something very dark. Again, wow. LOVE this.

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