Squawk – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant explain his thought process
Or justify his strange outpouring of words
Whether feathered or not
Some folk can lose the plot
So this picture is not just for the birds

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Presented weekly by the high-flying Rochelle, this is a pretty random collection of short stories from some very talented writers and AnElephant.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright – E.A. Wicklund

Copyright – E.A. Wicklund


He does not understand why she is so good to him.
A combination of circumstances has contrived to make him a long-term house-guest.
He walks the dog, buys the morning croissants and takes her out for dinner every week.
She provides a house with a pool, ten minutes from the Mediterranean beaches he adores.
She provides fresh fruit and vegetable lunches and cordon bleu dinners daily.
And they are friends, just that.
He tells her he has arranged an apartment to coincide with the arrival of a lady friend from across the globe.
She cuts his throat as he sleeps.

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71 Responses to Squawk – Friday Fictioneers

  1. pattisj says:

    Wow, you got right to the point of it–with a knife! LOL


  2. sandraconner says:

    Well, I KNEW it was all just too good to be true, but you really did hit me with it before I was ready. Good job!


  3. Wow, did he misjudge their relationship! At least had very different ideas of it than she did. I like the last line: simple and brutal. It says it all.


  4. rheath40 says:

    This was fantastic. Reminds me of the woman that saved the snake. And it bit her anyway.


  5. Honie Briggs says:

    What if the “lady friend” was just a friend? They’re never just a friend, are they? Better to end it quick and painless. Fantastic surprise!


  6. OMG! An elephant shocked the shit out of me there!


  7. emmylgant says:

    Goodness AnElephant! I can’t stop laughing!
    Great set up and twisty end as usual.


  8. Shocker! I was wondering where the battle was going to come out.


  9. Whoa! That was totally unexpected – and funny in a gruesome way. Well done – although I am still trying to figure out the bird angle…


  10. Damn! Totally caught me off guard, but should have seen it coming… users, using each other.


  11. Linda Vernon says:

    I wonder if he would have done the same thing to her had he thought of it first. (Birds of a feather flock together?) Such an excellent little morsel of murder with my morning coffee!


  12. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear AEC,

    Let that be a lesson to him. Killer story.




  13. zookyworld says:

    Oh what jealousy will do… when he thought “just friends,” sounds like she thought it was a step to something more than friends. Guess she could’ve said something over those cordon bleu dinners… might’ve avoided a nasty mess to clean up in the end.


  14. Dear Elephant,

    Poison in his cordon bleu would’ve been tidier. 😉 So much for that platonic relationship. Well done. Good twist.




  15. I case of misreading the situation, got to be careful who you invite to visit!!


  16. yarnspinnerr says:

    A bit extreme …. NO 😉


  17. RoSy says:

    Oh my!
    I don’t think “Just friends” exists in that type of relationship. There is always one that wants more.


  18. Anja says:

    Oh my…..not good at all


  19. high five and raspberries says:

    Yes, love can be a messy business.


  20. Ah, never trust anyone who claims they are “just friends!” 🙂


  21. Penny L Howe says:

    hmmmmmmmm! 🙂 xo


  22. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    A perfectly understandable reaction. I’ve had to do that three times now — it’s a bloody mess to clean up, though.


  23. And on to find someone who will appreciate her generosity a little more.


  24. Ye Pirate says:

    Yeah, guess she moved on, took it kind of well really, ‘part from that little slip-up there…


  25. The misunderstanding on his part may not exactly warrant that response on hers, although it makes good story.



  26. claireful says:

    Wow! I really didn’t see that coming. Such an old tale (man thinks they’re friends / woman thinks they’re more than that), but beautifully written


  27. Al says:

    Guess she wanted more.


  28. This week will be the bloodiest for ages in FF… to be just friends can be quite the opposite.


  29. Adam Ickes says:

    Well that escalated quickly. Sounds to me like just friends they are not.


  30. Sandra says:

    Well that’s just downright unreasonable. 🙂 Nice twist.


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