A Table for Two : FFftPP

A Table for Two

A table for two. An empty diner.

The cook was gagged and tied up in the kitchen.

My spine rubbed uncomfortably against the chair back.

My breath felt trapped.

The angular shape of the fork bit into my palm as I stabbed away at the steak.

Your gaze was unflinching. Those jet black, unblinking eyes bore holes. You were motionless but I knew you were ready to spring like a ruthless bird of prey. I’d seen you in action before.

I chewed my lower lip and coughed. Did you know that the gun in my other hand was empty? Did you count the bullets?

You slowly lifted your eyebrows and broke the uneasy silence.

You never do anything halfway do you … ?”

I threw the fork onto the plate noisily and seized the gun in both hands ; waving it with as much menace as I could muster.

“You gave me no choice. Give it to me. Now.”

He moved.

“Slowly. Very slowly.”

You reached into your vest and took out a small blue envelope.

As you reached over I sprung and whacked you over the head.

You collapsed sideways, sliding noiselessly to the floor.

That was easier than I feared.

What a wonderful bird for this weeks Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. Thanks to our host Roger Shipp for finding it in Pixabay. I’ve since become a contributor over there but they have very exacting criteria for accepting pics so I’ve had quite a few rejected (smiles).

Invade : #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Invade

Mr Walthambottom said, “I don’t wish to invade” as he and Mrs Walthambottom, their four children, two dogs, a caged budgerigar, and seven suitcases spilled into the kitchen.

Here is #tuesdayuseitinasentence which is a lovely challenge.

Here are the prompt rules:

Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it.

Try to do it on Tuesday.

Include the hashtag #tuesdayuseitinasentence.

Post it on Twitter and/or Facebook (if you have a public site) and/or Pinterest and/or WordPress and/or any other social media site you belong to.

Participate as many times as you’d like. You can write a different sentence for each platform, but please keep it to one sentence per post.

Bird : One Word Photo Challenge

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This weeks One Word Photo Challenge is : Bird.

We all know what a bird is, but I was tempted to show you a portrait of a woman my wife and I met on a recent cruise. It’s a throwback to my young adulthood in Scotland and it’s very ‘British’ however, so when I saw an old photo from 2011 of a duck, I couldn’t resist using it for this weeks entry.

I’ll keep the other ‘bird’ for another challenge!