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A Welcome Guest

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100 word photo prompt.

“It’s because of the trial, you see sir. There will be difficulties getting ashore. The islanders won’t welcome visitors at times like this.”

“Just manoeuvre the boat into the dock. I’ll disembark quietly.”

“I can’t allow it sir. I know these islanders. They won’t want outsiders here after the murder.”

“Oh yes, I think they will.”

“I very much doubt it”.

“Please captain. Just signal ahead and say I’m here.”

“Alright sir, if you insist but don’t say I didn’t warn you. Who shall I say wants to go ashore?”

“Just say Boney, captain , George Boney – the hangman.”


About bbryanthomas

Not so young man about town who, having witnessed and enjoyed life, is presently having fun, writing about those by-gone times and life in general.

12 comments on “A Welcome Guest

  1. Bridgesburning Chris
    October 5, 2017

    Glad it’s not me on trial..


  2. rochellewisoff
    October 5, 2017

    Dear Bryan,

    I imagine the hangman will be welcome.

    Now onto trial and error. I’ve deleted the link you posted and relinked you. Please make note of the URL in the line across the top of this page: This is what goes in the top box when you link. It’s also helpful to paste the prompt photo on your page with the story. It’s one of the things that keeps us connected. 😉




    • bbryanthomas
      October 5, 2017

      Patience, my dear Rochelle. I’m getting there – slowly

      Liked by 1 person

      • Alicia Jamtaas
        October 6, 2017

        It is, indeed, a learning curve. You’ll get there.


  3. Iain Kelly
    October 6, 2017

    Nice reveal – it sounds like the verdict of the trial has already been determined.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Alicia Jamtaas
    October 6, 2017

    Ouch! Love that last line!!!


  5. Daled
    October 6, 2017

    Oh so good!

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      October 7, 2017

      Thank you so much


  6. Varad
    October 7, 2017

    That was a great twist at the end.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. k rawson
    October 7, 2017

    Wonderfully written with a fabulous twist!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. justjoyfulness
    October 8, 2017

    Ah! ha! Loved the last line. The dialogue was great too! Just about the only time a hangman would be welcome 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. granonine
    October 8, 2017

    Well, that was a different twist 🙂


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