Friday Fictioneers

Tis the end of the week, and time for Friday Fictioneers again. This week’s intriguing photo prompt is thanks to Claire Fuller. As always, we strive to remain within 100 words while painting a picture based on, well, the picture. And, of course, thanks to Rochelle for running our ragtag  group 🙂 Make sure to read all the other wonderful stories HERE, including Rochelle’s and Claire’s.

 100 words

Craig held the stone lovingly, cleaning it with the cloth until it gleamed, mica particles catching the light. He placed it carefully on a shelf, selecting the bottom corner, a small square the perfect size.

Stepping back, Craig surveyed his treasures. Each held a memory, and only one space was left. A large box, it would take some thought to find the perfect item. Frowning, Craig leaned forward. The shell had blood on it. He’d thought he’d gotten it all. That one had been a mess.

Craig remembered that night, salt air, waves crashing, soft skin, the knife sliding in….




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14 responses to “Friday Fictioneers

  1. Great twist, it all started so wistful and pleasant… Nice one.


  2. I was all sympathetic and understanding about his collection until, wham, you twist it. Great twist, scary guy.


  3. ahhhh I love twists and you totally took me my surprise 🙂 loved it 🙂


  4. Dale

    This “memento” box has brought out a lot of serial killers this week…. you so gently brought us along and then Wham! Illusion busted!


  5. Great twist! Very nicely done.


  6. Dear Samantha,

    Must watch out for those serial killers and their mementos. Shocking twist of the knife at the end.




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