A Weekend in the Country : FFfAW

A weekend in the Country

photo-20161016082435199.jpg

The Rhododendrons seemed to follow Caroline from the Scottish Borders all the way to the log cabin in the Ochil Hills. Rows of ornate pink flowers  embellished the forests, clad in spring foliage, their shoots striving hungrily towards the blue azure sky.

But although Caroline sometimes caught sight of the flashes of colour, she gripped the steering wheel and kept her eyes on the road.

The sun was low in the Friday sky as her car swallowed the last few miles to the cabin and came to rest on the narrow pebbled drive. She locked the car door and went to the entrance.

As she approached, she saw Robert on bended knee, a big smile and a glittering diamond ring in his outstretched hand. All around him, the fallen pink petals of the Rhododendron trees spread out like a fairy tale carpet.

Looking around to make sure they were unseen, she deftly screwed the silencer on the revolver and shot him once between his astonished eyes.

Now she had all weekend to dispose of the body and head back to town.

Bill was taking her out to lunch.

She had another private retreat elsewhere planned for next weekend.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is a weekly challenge curated by the wonderful Priceless Joy. Thank you!

IMG_5523.jpg

9 thoughts on “A Weekend in the Country : FFfAW

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s