Sunday Photo Fiction – November 5th 2017

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216 11 November 5th 2017

By Neel Anil Panicker

Roy Mathews narrowed his eyes and peered into the viewfinder.

Inside, the pupils of his eyes dilated as image after image assailed his senses.

A good three minutes later he extricated himself and half stumbling, fell onto his swivel chair.

Bloody Mary! He had been right. The bitch was cheating on him all this while.

Despite the air-conditioning, hot beads of sweat began to form around his temples.

“Darling, it’s your 40th birthday next week. I plan to make it absolutely memorable.”

Dammit! The lying infidel! His slurring voice ricocheted off the walls of their bedroom.

So this was her plan. Frolicking in bed with another man, his own office colleague, while he went around the countryside, slogging and flogging himself to death, selling sundry products for a living__ for her, for him, for their future.

Red hot molten rage swept through his veins as his heart beats went up and down like a yo-yo gone crazy.

He closed his eyes and maddening thoughts criss-crossed through his mind.

After battling for an hour, running through umpteen options, he finally succumbed.

She had to go, and quick.

A single bullet, shot through her heaving chest.

The death instant, the redemption instantaneous.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #SUNDAYPHOTOFICTIONEER #fiction #flash #shortstory #200words

5 thoughts on “neelwrites/abadeyes/SPF/fiction/shortstory/flash/200words/06/11/2017

  1. powerful – and this was my favorite line::
    “Red hot molten rage swept through his veins as his heart beats went up and down like a yo-yo gone crazy.”


  2. Jings, Neel, you got all violent again!
    Exciting tale.


  3. A violent end. This camera has been exposing all sorts of infidelities this week!


  4. Crime of passion. On the other hand, since he had photographic evidence of her infidelity, maybe he should have just divorced her and taken everything. Living well is the best revenge.


  5. I wonder if the images were of her cheating, or if she was actually setting up a surprise for his birthday.


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