neelwrites/FF/something’ssmelly/fiction/100words/02/08/2017

Something’s smelly

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

By Neel Anil Panicker

It began as a single red rose.

Delivered to her workstation; initially, only on Mondays, and then on every other day, and finally, every single day.

All placed inwards, as if the benefactor were aware of the seating arrangement of the beneficiary; the flowers, fresh and trimmed to perfection were delivered with metronomic precision within a measly thirty seconds, the time that it took for Esther to grab a cup of espresso from the office corner.

It’s only when the largesse began arriving at her doorsteps and came wrapped around

a pair of surgical blades that cold fear set in.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #FF #fiction #something’ssmelly #100words

 

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47 thoughts on “neelwrites/FF/something’ssmelly/fiction/100words/02/08/2017

  1. Dear Neel,

    I was going to ask the question but Lynn beat me to it. Menacing flowers those. Note: The correct spelling and pronunciation is ‘espresso.’ Not to worry Americans can’t get it right, either.
    Good story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. I’ve noticed a pattern in these stories based on the prompt. Stories on guilt, love, and stalkers. It’s interesting which direction the different authors take. You laid out a very chilling ending. Good work.

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  3. This definitely is NOT going to end well for her!

    I love the phrase “metronomic precision” because I was a music major and this was GREAT!

    You keep things fresh in the way you express yourself, Neel. I think English is doing that for you. That is GOOD. Keep up the good work! 🙂

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