Unforgivable Sinner

He was a collector, although few people called him that. But really he was. “You’re just a regular asshole.” He slapped the girl. Gagged her. He didn’t like girls who cursed: girls were supposed to be proper, sweet. Of course, that’s why he’d brought her here. She was a sinner, a call girl lost in…

At the Ballet?

She’d always loved ballet. But she’d never seen one matching the wonderful choreography that unfolded in front of her now. It fascinated her. The harmony transpired in every single movement: legs meeting and intertwining, as if they were inseparable before moving away in a graceful jeté, proving it was not so. The passion was as obvious as the…

The Woman on the Train

Sitting on the train, playing with the charm bracelet at her wrist, Nathalie wondered whether this time would be the one. He’d promised. As she looked up, ready to leave, she noticed another woman opposite her. Their gaze met and for that moment Nathalie felt she’d been watching her. It didn’t last, as the woman…

Into the Woods

Annabelle spun around slowly, trying to determine which way to go. She’d never been particularly good at orientating herself; but who could expect her to know where the North was underneath a canopy of foliage? The trees hid the forest, which in turn hid the path to her destination. And now she wondered. Had she…

Broken Mind

She’d settled down in the gardens… she loved the gardens. She liked the massive bushes and the voluminous groups of flowers: here roses, there tulips, even some pansies. And in the cracks of the small pathway, some dandelions grew. She liked flowers, she loved the smell. Sometimes she would gather fallen petals and put them…

Surviving Pain

His finger ran the length of her jaw; she trembled. Had she been able to, she’d have recoiled from the touch. The tips of his fingers were as many scraping knives on her skin. She was nauseous, her stomach heaving, as she almost retched. She was aware of every single nerve, tingling in terrified anticipation….

Touching Discovery

She heard the steps upon the front porch before her mother. “They’re here.” “Are they already?” She could discern the trepidation in her mother’s tone. Once upon a time, she wouldn’t have heard it, her mother could have hidden her anxiety. But not anymore. Ten years was long enough to learn how to read people….

What were the odds?

They met during freshman week and hit it off right away: the proverbial love at first sight. Everyone agreed they were great together. They’d dated a year when Ally invited him for Thanksgiving. Naveen was nervous about meeting Ally’s parents: he’d saved his money to buy an engagement ring and hoped Ally’s father would allow…

Reaping

Until she uploaded her day’s photos onto the computer, she never noticed the shadow in each of them. The shadow, or spot, caught her attention then. Damn! Was there dust on her lens? She’d cleaned each of them before heading out… or maybe on the mirror when she changed lenses. No the first would be…

Blackmail

She was the foremost courtesan in the kingdom. Her delicious curves enthralled, her intelligence delighted. Many hoped she’d attach herself to them. She was his though she didn’t know it yet. The threat of exposure of her biggest secret would bind her to him more securely than beauty and wealth. ©scolpron2017 50 words In response…

Haunted?

Footsteps echoed eerily in the fog. Marisa sped up; she knew the stories. She would snort at them during the day, but at night alone, she was willing to believe that the shack she’d rented was haunted. Particularly when she couldn’t see past her elbow when she extended her arm: which she wouldn’t do by…

Work Ethics

“Helen?” “Yes?” “I need your help with a file.” “Sure.” Sabine left the file on her desk and moved on. Helen picked it up; it was fairly easy. In about 10 minutes she was done. She gave a buzz to Sabine who came back, thanked her and left again. Her mailbox pinged. An email from…