Perfidy

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:

Perfidy

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.

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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13 Responses to Perfidy

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    You run with a shady bunch CE…

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  2. Mike says:

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

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  3. Abhijit Ray says:

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

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

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

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  6. Extremely different from you…I think.

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  7. LucciaGray says:

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

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