Lamppost – Six Sentence Story

Copyright C. E. Ayr

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – DETOUR

Click here to hear the author read his words:

The Lamppost

I was so nervous that night, because I didn’t know you at all, and that maniac, The Stabber the papers called him, was murdering women all over the city, but having you walk through the park with me saved me a 20-minute detour in pouring rain, and you seemed nice.

Yeah well, maybe I am nice, and you did get everyone to take photos of me so that if I did kill you and chop you into little pieces I wouldn’t get away with it!

I wasn’t worried because I knew it wasn’t your idea to walk me home, it was my friend Carol who suggested it because you told her which hotel you were in, and she thought you were scrummy and was so jealous when I told her we kissed under this very lamppost! It’s funny, you know, all those years ago, and there were never any more killings. Do you think he died or went away?

Maybe he found what he was looking for.

Copyright C. E. Ayr

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26 Responses to Lamppost – Six Sentence Story

  1. Liz H says:

    Wow. Pretty harsh consequences for not being the Right One!
    Clever Six, as usual! 🦇🦔🦇


  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    It looks like she survived because she was what he was looking for. I had to look up “scrummy”. I wonder if Carol would have survived the encounter.


  3. Nicely written with one heck of a twist, CE. Loved it.


  4. clark says:

    Excellent murder/not-murder Six. Engaging with a sense of increasing tension.
    (I really enjoyed, on the technical side* the voice you created. 1st Person (with a twist of inferred story or something.)



  5. Tom says:

    It may just be a coincidence but…
    A nice twist at the end there, CE.


  6. A lovely murder, CE. They don’t make ’em like that anymore. The photo of the giveaway sign and selfie is too cool 😁


  7. If only it could be so easy.


  8. How is it you make murder sound so pleasant?


  9. Chris Hall says:

    Ha ha, Nicely done, CE. An interesting way to off-load a few lovers.


  10. Reena Saxena says:

    Leaves me asking for more..


  11. Bridgette says:

    What a great twist and beautifully written.


  12. Cassa Bassa says:

    A serial killer stopped for love?!?


  13. jenne49 says:

    That made me smile.
    Always the unexpected, expertly crafted, with a suitably eerie happy ending.
    And a six sentence conversation to boot.
    And the photos are great too, most atmospheric.


    • ceayr says:

      Thanks, Jenne, wasn’t sure I could pack it all into three sentences each!
      Top photo is one of the many statues in the Riverside Park, Spokane, WA.


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