Honeymoon – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by the lady herself.

Click here to hear the author read his words:

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Honeymoon

The perfect honeymoon.
Days spent lazing on golden beaches, plunging into sparkling waves.
Or sightseeing in exotic, historic locations.
Evenings they wander hand in hand through eastern bazaars, marvelling at the variety of produce, from strange, sumptuous fruits to magic carpets from childhood tales!
But, behind the laughing eyes and smiling lips, turning towards each other for a kiss, hides another, darker thought.
Insurance money.
Enough for a new start, a new life.
This is the single focus for one active mind.
The manhole covers are suddenly of great interest.
Are they large enough to squeeze his broad shoulders through?

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33 Responses to Honeymoon – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh dear! That is not a successful marriage ! Will he fit? I wonder. Well done.

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  2. Bill says:

    Nothing like reality to throw a curve into a romantic little story. Nicely composed, CE.

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  3. plaridel says:

    it looks like the honeymoon will be over soon. he should enjoy while it lasts.

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  4. ahtdoucette says:

    Loved reading and listening to this one. I feel bad for whoever they’re plotting against, though!

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  5. James McEwan says:

    Revenge is sweet when there is a financial reward. A subtle hint of deep thoughts that just might be acted out.

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  6. pennygadd51 says:

    Back to your murderous best! Great story, CE!

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  7. draliman says:

    Yeah, it’d be a shame if he got stuck halfway down after all that!

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  8. Wicked woman. Hopefully, if he drops down one hole he’ll pop up through the next one!

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  9. Dora says:

    Diabolical, C.E. That’s one way of ruining an otherwise perfect honeymoon!

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  10. Loved the direction you took! I knew there was trouble brewing when “insurance money” was mentioned. Great job as always.

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  11. Man, this man is sure going down the hole! Yoiu and your devious ways, dear author.

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  12. liz young says:

    Does every romance have a dark side? She’d have a job hiding such a deed.

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  13. Sandra says:

    I’m assuming she’s planning to polish him off, though It’s normally the other way round in your literary world. Whatever, evil is afoot in your inimitable way.

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  14. granonine says:

    I thought it was too good to be true. She’s making a big mistake, though, if she tries to get away with murder. It’s not as easy as it seems.

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  15. Anita says:

    Only one mind was active with these thoughts?
    What if the husband had similar thoughts too?
    If both land up inside the manhole! That will spell trouble for both!

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  16. Dear CE,

    Ah, a gold digger for sure and certain. Treacherous author.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  17. Iain Kelly says:

    Did she have this thought from the start, pre-marriage, or did it just occur to her on the honeymoon? Can’t she just enjoy the holiday without thinking such things? But then, it wouldn’t be a CE Ayr story, would it?!

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  18. neilmacdon says:

    Up to your usual tricks again. At least, with the insurance money, he’ll have the wherewithal to be a decent and loving man. Sacrifices have to be made.

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