Posted: March 26, 2014 in dark, fiction, Heart Warming, Outdoors, writing
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction postings at:


For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, then come again.

Here’s my contribution:

The Lamb

The breeze was laced with damp earth and moldering leaves, the perfumes of early Spring flowers promised new beginnings, laughter chimed as the children played in the warmth of the sun, and Michael looked beyond the soft grass to the edge of the park and saw her standing beside an awakening Maple. She wore a thin dress, her shoulders bare and fresh. She smiled and raised a beckoning hand, then turned and entered into the woodland, giving provocative glances back, lifting her hem, revealing her want, her need. Michael left all behind. He followed.

Deeper she drew.

Deeper he came.



  1. claireful says:

    So sinister despite, or perhaps because of, the sunny children bit at the beginning. I especially like ‘Michael left all behind’. Great writing.

  2. Quietly ominous but also full of well-crafted double entendre.


  3. scrbwly says:

    i like to believe it’s more of the second double entendre sustainabilitea mentions 🙂

  4. Dani Karns says:

    to the slaughter

  5. Carrie says:

    well, it is referred to as “la petite mort” so this story is working on many levels 🙂

  6. Linda Vernon says:

    Now that’s an intriguing beginning to a great story. And so very nicely written!

  7. Jan Brown says:

    The beautiful woman, the unwary traveler…it could be heaven, it could be hell…maybe both?

    Very moody piece, excellent writing!

  8. This is like one of the myths we have here .. a beautiful woman tempting like that luring a man into the wood has to be a huldra.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldra … would be interesting to know if she has a tail…

  9. Dee says:

    Love the double entendre; so much going on in this well written story

  10. She is definitely somewhat of an enchantress.

  11. Exquisite story – and off he goes like a lamb to the slaughter.

  12. Dear JK,

    Beautifully intriguing. Achingly vivid. Well done.



  13. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    Never get involved in a land war in Asia, never go in with a Sicilian when death is on the line, and never follow a pretty woman into creepy woods.

  14. Judah First says:

    I am left wondering where she might be leading him… Well done. 🙂

  15. Nan Falkner says:

    I need a cold shower. The story is really good. Thanks! Nan 🙂

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