This week I have decided to try something different, a double challenge.
Firstly, as always, is
Susan Spaulding’s Sunday Photo Fiction, a weekly prompt to create a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture (below).
And secondly my first attempt at Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, which this week asks for a 77-word story containing the word ‘Denial’.

© Fandango

Click here to hear the author read his tale:


The official denial surprises no one.
It is a lie, of course.
Our neighbours are known for their duplicity, but this act of treachery took everyone by surprise.
A certain amount of skulduggery is expected, naturally.
We all do it.
Espionage, clandestine meetings, dead-drops, the usual underhand dealings and double-crosses, all acceptable.
If the public got wind of this there would be clamour for war.
This isn’t the war we want.
We prefer them on our side.

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13 Responses to Perfidy

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    You run with a shady bunch CE…


  2. Mike says:

    Interesting, different, it is good to challenge oneself, I think.


  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Dangerous to have a duplicitous neighbour on the side. Never know when the bite will come.


  4. This sounds a bit like the political situation here right now!


  5. Very suspenseful. Looks like a political thriller on the cards. Good story Ceayr.


  6. Extremely different from you…I think.


  7. LucciaGray says:

    Political intrigue…sounds like a movie trailer. Very effective:)


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