The Carrot Ranch Challenge:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Candy Kitchen”.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
The front door is unlocked, so I step inside.
Are you there, Candy?
Kitchen, she replies. And shut the door, Roger’s dead.
Roger’s her husband.
Well, was, apparently.
I stand gazing open-mouthed round the blood-drenched kitchen.
I’m not really surprised that she murdered him, he was such an irritating wee turd.
I sigh and shake my head, lift my arms in a what-are-we-going-to-do-now sort of gesture.
Some mess, eh? Candy says, calm as ever.
I turn and see her smiling at me over her shoulder.
She’s at the sink, rinsing the carving-knife.
There’s wine in the fridge, she says.
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Quite chuffed to have 6 short pieces included on this Audio Drama Network in the USA:
Just click on item #2, and ta rah!