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End of the Affair

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100-word photo prompt. photo copyright. Roger Bultot.


“Inspiration?” Sneered Farley “You’ve got to be kidding. Mudflats on a cold autumn evening such as tonight certainly don’t arouse me.”

“What does then?” Diedre queried, with her back to him.

“I’ll tell you what,” Farley snarled “I’d be more stimulated if the tide was roaring in or the waves were smashing onto the beach.”

“Then you don’t see anything beautiful here tonight?”


“You’ve always liked violence, haven’t you?”

“True…Strength, power, violence. These things enthuse me.”

“Doesn’t say much for our relationship then, does it?”

“It certainly doesn’t.” He replied slipping the garrotte over her head.

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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 “End of the Affair

  1. draliman
    October 26, 2017

    They weren’t exactly a match made in heaven, but garroting her is a bit extreme 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Iain Kelly
    October 26, 2017

    Farley is a thoroughly unlikeable guy. Chilling tale.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      October 26, 2017

      I’m not sure how “realy” nice she was

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sandra
    October 26, 2017

    Your character needs to get together with CE Ayr’s character. Wife/girlfriend bumping-off seems to be a niche market. Nicely done.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. rochellewisoff
    October 26, 2017

    Dear Bryan,

    That was certainly grisly.



    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      October 26, 2017

      Neat and fast


  5. James
    October 26, 2017

    The end of the affair and her, unfortunately. She should have seen this coming sooner.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. granonine
    October 29, 2017

    Geez. She should never had turned her back on him.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover
    October 29, 2017

    Great dialogue. Silly girl knew he liked violence.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rgayer55
    October 29, 2017

    Boy, he does love violence. Makes you wonder what she saw in him to start with.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Christine Goodnough
    October 31, 2017

    The subject matter is grim but your skill in “recording the conversation” is excellent. Farley shall meet his Waterloo someday, if not here.

    Liked by 1 person

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