FFfAW – High Heels

Posted: April 12, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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Beautiful as a star-strewn sky, she strode through the room on stiletto heels. They chimed as they struck the tiled floor. Light streamed in from outside, shining through the elaborate wooden patterns and onto the chocolate-colored tiles.

Across the room she saw him: handsome, bald, wearing a grey suit. He nodded to her. They both knew what was to come.

Without a word, he bent down to her shoes. His fingers moved to the stiletto heel, feeling the sharp edge. The knife slipped free into his hand, then vanished up his sleeve. She took the other, concealing it in silver folds.

“No turning back now,” he said.

She nodded. “No turning back.”

Back towards the distant sounds of the party he went. He’d make sure the guards remained distracted.

She crept up the stairs. If all went according to plan, the viceroy wouldn’t live to see the sunset.

Word Count: 148

This is my entry for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and to BarbCT/Knotholes and Textures for the photo prompt!

  1. swritings says:

    The party is full of spies! Looks like all agencies decided to conduct their operations on the same night! 😀 Great story! 🙂

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    • Thanks! Your comment gave me a great idea for a funny story where it turns out everyone at a party is an undercover spy that doesn’t know about any of the other spies. Now to add it to the list of hundreds of other ideas I haven’t written about yet… lol


      • swritings says:

        Haha! That’s great! What with so many stories in this challenge turning out to be about spies, that’s what it seemed like! 😀 Hope to see your ideas transform into words one day! 🙂

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  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Awesome set up for a tale of murder. The viceroy doesn’t stand a chance. Well done.

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  3. Ooouuu, very suspenseful! Murder is on their minds! Great murder mystery story!

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  4. Shivangi says:

    What a thriller! How nicely you built up the suspense. My emotions changed with every line – first, romance. Second, concern for the girl. Third, shocked at the murder plot. Great work!

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  5. Great use of the image JA, loved the creation of tension.

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  6. maria says:

    Awesome twist! 😀 Clever tale, JA!

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  7. Bloodshed on the horizon, perfectly executed.

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  8. samratkel says:

    Great story! Some high heels are as lethal as a knife!! Very enjoyable read!

    @Samantha/samratkel from
    Shadow Realities

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  9. Kay Morris says:

    Well done!! I love the mystery and intrigue!!

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  10. bikurgurl says:

    Ooooo…didin’t expect the twist! Nice!

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  11. Intrigue! I am left wondering what happened.

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