Rendezvous in the woods

PHOTO PROMPT Ā© Karen Rawson

He gazed at the delicate line of her neck, tracing with his eyes along her collar-bone.

“Josh, are you listening?” Carrie cocked her head to one side, blue eyes sparkling, blonde hair flowing with the breeze.

“Huh? What were you saying?” He slipped his hand into his pocket.

“So you always come here?” she looked at the bubbling creek, and bare trees.

“It’s better in the spring.” He tried not to think of the other women.

She shivered. “It’s cold.”

He drew a blade from his pocket. Only the trees heard her screams, but they would never tell.

98 words

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Write a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Karen Rawson for this week’s prompt which inspired me to write my thriller-date-gone-horribly-wrong flash fiction.

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26 thoughts on “Rendezvous in the woods

  1. You’ve written this very skilfully, with nice foreshadowing at the beginning, and some description that shows Carrie is attractive and enlists our sympathy for her. The denouement is suitably brutal.

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    1. I have to thank the word count for the brutality of the denouement. Any extra words and I may have continued unnecessarily. I’m glad you could connect with Carrie in so few words. Thank you, Penny.

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