Bertha’s Reprieve

December 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm 19 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 december 2013


Photo Credit: Douglas M. Macilroy

Many came attracted by its light like moths to the flame. Beneath its beauty, dangers lay to unsuspecting victims. In the area surrounding the tower, a serial killer was on the loose.Bertha, who lived in the neighborhood for years, was all too familiar with the gory details. As she was walking home, she noticed a man dressed like a cop following her. Gripped with fear and anxiety, she quickened her steps to elude him.

As she reached her apartment, the man was gone. She heaved a sigh of relief. She smiled. She was free to kill again another day.

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sandra  |  December 26, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Ooh nice twist!

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    • 2. plaridel  |  December 27, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      sandra:

      gotcha! 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. etiennehanratty  |  December 27, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Great twist.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  December 27, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      etienne:

      glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. kz  |  December 27, 2013 at 1:29 am

    great twist! i hope your Christmas was merry 🙂

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    • 6. plaridel  |  December 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      kz:

      i had a very quiet christmas. have a happy new year. couldn’t believe 2013 is already ending.

      Reply
  • 7. dmmacilroy  |  December 27, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Excellent twist.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    • 8. plaridel  |  December 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      doug:

      thanks for reading my humble piece.

      Reply
  • 9. rochellewisoff  |  December 27, 2013 at 3:09 am

    dear plaridel,

    oh snap! the hunted is really the hunter. twisted.

    shalom,

    rochelle

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  December 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      rochelle:

      appearance can be deceiving. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  December 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Bertha the serial killer… that was a surprising twist indeed

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    • 12. plaridel  |  December 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      björn:

      thank you for reading. i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. jwdwrites  |  December 28, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Nice twist to this one, I reaaly liked it. Great story. 🙂

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    • 14. plaridel  |  December 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      jwdwrites:

      thank you for reading. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. EagleAye  |  December 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Oho! Tricky, tricky. I like that.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  December 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      eagleaye:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 17. talesfromthemotherland  |  December 29, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Chilling turn of tables. Leaves me with a creepy feeling…

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    • 18. plaridel  |  December 29, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      thank you for your comment. i really appreciate it. 🙂

      Reply
      • 19. talesfromthemotherland  |  December 29, 2013 at 5:34 pm

        After writing my own story each week… the best part is reading all the others! 🙂

        Reply

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