Rotten or Poisonous?

“You should see them, falling over themselves to satisfy my every whim.” “I’ve got no doubt these hapless idiots would do anything for you. But what do you repay them with? They’ve got to ask for some favours in return.” “Well sometimes they do. But it’s all a question of manipulating them. It’s not like…

Evening Secret

It was late afternoon, almost night, when Theodora arrived at the House. It was the perfect hour: there weren’t many people yet so she could pass discreetly. Hoping to go unnoticed would be pointless for there were others like her who had already arrived to prepare for a night of revel. But none knew who…

Left Behind

His eyes followed the swallows in flight but really he didn’t see them; their back and forth movement just induced an ambedo he couldn’t escape even if he tried. How long had he been sitting at that window? He couldn’t have said; it didn’t matter. He didn’t really care. Watching the birds, the clouds passed…

Death Wish

He looked at the next letter on the pile; he prided himself on answering all the letters one way or another. But when he recognized the font he sighed: Lola again. There was not much he could there. Still… Dear Death… No scratch that Hello Motherfucker, This is Lola here; you know the woman you’ve…

Unexpected Reunion

Philippa had abandoned her some time ago when Geraldine felt a presence behind her back. Before she could turn and step back to give herself space, a man’s hand had taken possession of her elbow. “It is a surprise to meet you here Duchess.” She exhaled softly, as if the fact someone recognized her was…

Not Another Game

The list bothered him… it tugged at a memory in his mind that he couldn’t quite recall. There was something about it. A game… why couldn’t he remember? ~~ When she found the list, Shania laughed. Another treasure hunt. Funny how Kyle still made her play the game. They were too old for it: but…

Tasteless

The queen presided over the banquet but he couldn’t help but notice that she barely touched any sort of food. And when she did; there was a look of utter disappointment on her face, as if the fare, rich beyond anything he’d ever known, wasn’t good enough. He couldn’t determine why the young monarch would…

Masquerade

Geraldine sighed casting one quick glance to the mask set on her dresser. Philippa’s insidious comments and plotting had convinced her but not quite. Her cousin had coaxed, pleaded, implied and every other trick in the book to ensure Geraldine would give in. She loved her cousin but she wasn’t entirely sure Philippa truly had…

Behind the Mask

Everyone knew Masha would skin a razor; his reputation was known even to those who never found it necessary to bargain with him. They were the lucky ones and most of them knew it. Some might have thought he did so because he was greedy. The truth was more complicated, though Masha would rather they…

Spring Dawning

The fog held onto the trees, layered the lake with a soft mist, like winter’s keeping one last finger over the place before retreating for a while. The cool air caressed leaves softly inviting them in their first dance of the year; timidly the foliage followed the guidance of the breeze. Surrounding the lake, bushes…

A World Apart #6 ~ Dialog

She came to in a bed. The same bed she’d used since her arrival at the palace. She tried to sit up but couldn’t. “Don’t try.” She turned to the man in whose power she was. Lord Kraken sat by the bed; he seemed to have been lost in thought and was trying to bring…

A Little Bit of Blooming Luck

He’d focused on his duty: gold. What human could find the feet of a rainbow anyway? Magicians. Just his luck: turned into a garden gnome. ©scolpron2017 In response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Finish Off Friday Prompt and to the Daily Post writing prompt Luck