Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Three Word Wednesday - "Service, Opportunity, Quarrel" & 55 Flash Fiction Friday - 4/29/09

Once again, I have combined today's prompts of "service, opportunity, and quarrel" from 3 Word Wednesday with the constraints of using only 55 words from 55 Flash Fiction Friday. Those prompts led immediately to this thought.

They had just had another, alcohol induced, quarrel. He retired to the couch and she flew solo in the king-sized bed. A foreboding thought flashed into his mind as he gazed longingly at his service revolver. He had investigated enough cases to know he could never get away with it. Opportunity, means, motive. The trifecta.

15 comments:

ThomG said...

Ooooh, dark and brooding. The trifecta indeed. Great stuff.

maglomaniac said...

Wonderful,so much said in so little words

~Harsha

Life without Clots said...

combining 55 and 3 is great.

Tumblewords: said...

Well done. Nicely worded and filled with tension. For him, a trifecta. :)

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

Yeah, nicely, you did well to get the words into a sensible story.

Anonymous said...

Amazing to think how many more murders we would see if the sane people did think they would get caught. Great post. Love ya. Carly

Go Figure said...

Whale,
You best be careful...'they' will be coming for you and charging you with something...was that a knock on the door?

Witchmojo said...

Slightly creepy, rather dark and utterly wonderful. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

I think this could be a metaphor again. It is my belief that occsionally these kinds of odd thoughts enter everyone's mind. But, thank God, we are rational enough not to act on them. Good job Mr. Ramblings....co

myrtle beached whale said...

I am all about metaphors.

Angel said...

Nicely done!

G-Man said...

Very nicely done indeed MBW...
Although the guy holding the gun looks like George Bush Sr.
Kinda Creepy.
Thank you so much for playing today.
Have a Great Week-End...G

Hootin' Anni said...

There is an APB out for you now buddy. LOL [kidding]

My '55' is posted. Scroll down on the Friday blog or use the link provided at the very top! Have a great weekend.

paisley said...

very nicely done.....

Steven Odhner said...

Excellent! I think I may start forcing myself to do challenges like this.