Friday Fictioneers – Actions and Consequences

ff270116Vera’s whole body was shaking. In her right hand she still held onto what was left of the bottle of Chateau de Sable. The rest of the bottle lay in pieces around Billy’s head. At first she thought she’d killed him, but then he started to groan.

The meal, the cheap bottle of red: it had been Billy’s clumsy attempt to rekindle any lingering passion. Instead, all it had done was rekindle a belief in Billy that his wife was his to do with as he pleased.

Vera had to think fast. There was no easy way out of this, but one way or another, this would all end here.


These words form my entry into Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge.

12 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Actions and Consequences

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Liked the idea of writing something which wouldn’t have an easy way out. Something has to give here – him, her or both of them. Happy to leave it to the reader’s imagination to decide which path she took.

  1. gahlearner

    I see a divorce in Billy’s future. Vera better just leave and not dirty her hands with that guy. I like where you took this, and the name of the wine.

  2. Margaret

    Clever use of the prompt. I like the way you’ve started this – just after she’s hit him with the bottle. Very dramatic.The open-endedness at the end is gripping, too. In other words, it’s all very good.


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