#TellTaleThursday – 14th March 2019

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Here’s the prompt:

Two men walking in the alley
Pic Image: Pexels


Word count – 241 Words

An unexpected evening

“Come over tonight?” Sheila said in her sultry voice. He had been angling for this invitation for over six months now. Sheila was his best friend’s wife and it was becoming increasingly difficult task to keep their attraction a secret. In his company, they always feared their faces or body language would give it away.

“Is he traveling?” He asked, excitement building in his voice and his gut.

“Why do you think I called you for?”

He was on cloud nine the whole day. He packed up early that night. Picking up a fine bottle of red and a bouquet of sweet-smelling roses, her favourite, he reached her apartment. He saw a tall figure in a black hood at the end of the lane. Shrugging his shoulders, he opened the main door with his set of keys that she had given him.

Taking the stairs two at a time, he finally arrived at her flat. Meaning to surprise her, he opened the door and stepped inside. Thinking she must be in the bedroom, he went to the kitchen to decant the wine. He stumbled at the sight awaiting him in the kitchen and staggered. On the floor, she was lying down with a knife stabbed deeply into her stomach. Her eyes were wide open and her lips painted red, the same colour as the pool of blood around her.

Who was that man in the hood? Didn’t he look oddly familiar?

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