FLASH FICTION FRIDAY ~Leap Of Faith~

Posted: September 2, 2015 in dark, fiction, writing
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FFF Prompt bay-windows

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:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/4-september-2015/

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

Come, share some exhilaration.

Here’s my contribution:

Leap Of Faith

She taunted, “You’re too afraid. You can’t possibly love me.”

“Why don’t you believe me?” Philip called down from the third floor window. “Please don’t leave me.”

“You lack faith. And, sadly, it’s disturbing.”

She turned to walk away, but slowly. She was waiting.

“I can prove it.”

“You’ve had your opportunities, Philip, and you’ve squandered them.”

“Name it. I’ll do anything.” Bingo.

“Anything? Like wrestle an alligator?”

Philip was nodding emphatically, leaning way out, his face twisted in agony. “Yes.”

“Like eat dog shit?”

“Anything.”

He couldn’t resist. Her control overwhelmed him.

“Show me.

“Here boy.

“Go on.

“NOW!”

jKb

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Comments
  1. micklively says:

    How did she get so twisted?
    Good piece.

    • JKBradley says:

      This story was inspired by a real life event I had only just read about online where an 18 year old girl was being charged for provoking and incouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

      Thanks!

  2. jwdwrites says:

    Wow, just read your comment above, there are some really sick puppies out there. Truth is stranger than Friday Fictioneers! 🙂

  3. rgayer55 says:

    Romeo and Jezebel, or was it Delilah? I would say he already had shit for brains.

  4. Yes, I read that story, amazing. Some jezebel’s are out for blood, or shit? And men just flock to them!

  5. gahlearner says:

    That’s manipulation taken to extremes. I shudder to learn that this is based on a true story. Great writing, very vivid dialogue.

  6. Bill and I heard that same story (the girl and the suicide) and it was horrible. Much worse than this, although I had forgotten a bit where you often go with your stories. 🙂 I’d also forgotten how disconcerting it is to come to a blog with the same theme!!

    janet

  7. Dee says:

    Based on a true story, how horrible. Great writing and very realistic dialogue.

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