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 – LABYRINTH
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After pressing the doorbell I step back and wait patiently until the lady of the house opens the door, at which point I tell this pretty young mother, quietly and calmly, that I have an axe.
Oh, I’m sorry, sweetie, she exclaims, all smiles, we don’t need any wood chopped, our heating is all-electric, most of these new houses – she indicates with a vague arm the labyrinth of streets, avenues, roads, places, drives and crescents (all named after coniferous trees) which comprises the neighbourhood – are the same.
I see, I answer politely, smiling back at her, though with less radiance (I have neither the looks nor the teeth to match her delightful charms), that is rather bad news, to be quite honest.
Oh, if you really need the work, honey, maybe try the Clarks across the way… her smile fades quickly as her attempt to close the door is foiled by my large steel toecap boot.
I don’t need work or money, honey, I say, my wants are few, but my axe – and now I brandish it – craves blood.
I’m sure we can satisfy everyone’s needs, she says, the smile brightening again when she sees my eyes widen at what looks suspiciously like a Browning B525 shotgun – I know about these from working the grouse moors – appearing through the gap and pointing towards my throat as she gestures for me to step inside.
The photo for this prompt is taken from my delightful YouTube video ‘Limbo’.
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