Posted: August 13, 2014 in dark, fiction, writing
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FFF Prompt  antique-desk

I’ve been MIA and have no good excuse. I actually do but it’s a secret. Enough of that, let’s just get on with it, shall we?

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, I have a story to tell.

Here’s my contribution:

Till Death Do Us Part

Wick gathered the necessary: charred bones, tar, pitch, water. Parts when combined produced ink.

There were also variations to the formula, modifications which were designed to achieve desired results. For instance he could substitute water with tears to produce sorrow, or semen for love, or blood for, well, blood.

Of all these Wick had learned.

To complete this enchantment and thus set the snare Wick need only breathe the words of his desire across the drying ink, then deliver his impregnated letter.

He composed his confession of love, and as he did, he whispered of release. And of sweet death.


  1. Sounds like he combined tears, semen and blood for this letter. Hopefully it will get lost in the mail. Well done!

  2. For a sorcerer there are always great ways of getting their will through… and hey.. it was a sweet death,, so at least he showed some mercy.

  3. Danielle says:

    who knows – it may be a gift – to the one who opens the mail box…..

  4. Bradley, I hope he never falls in love with anyone I know. He’s lethal. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  5. Pratik Kirve says:

    A different take..!! 🙂

  6. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Brad, Creepy – but good story. Holy Cow, I hope I don’t know this guy. Thanks, Nan 🙂

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