Friday, 24 October 2014

Flash Fiction Friday - The Gateway #FFF

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Who was she kidding? She couldn’t pull this off. How was one supposed to get into one of these dresses anyway? No wonder they had ladies maids in those days. No such maid was here to come to her aid now. No, it was only her, using her feminine wiles against the horror that would otherwise befall her family, and Landon did not want her.
He had specifically asked for Miriam. She snapped the mirror shut and scowled at her reflection in the curiously hazy glass of her dressing table.

The door opened and his large shadow loomed over her.

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Till next week, folks.
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12 comments:

  1. Very ominous. I hope he isn't disappointed.

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  2. She definitely needs a hand with those laces. I hope Landon is pleased with her and the family won't suffer. Great flasher

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    1. No, I reckon she'll pay the prize for them.

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  3. Quite a tense piece . Love a bit of drama.

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  4. Very ominous, indeed. He'll take her whether he wants to or not. Who could refuse? And once he does, the upper hand is hers. But, in the moment, this moment, it is chilling. Great flash. xo

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  5. An intense piece that left me wondering who would be coming in. Nice one Doris.

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  6. excellent, with a touch of the dark, but you can't just leave it there.

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  7. My, my. Such promise! So what happens now? I must know!! Is it Landon? You've definitely whet my appetite, Doris :-)

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  8. Oh wow Doris! This is def a suspenseful story. My heart went into my throat as I read this. I wonder what will happen now. Was this an arranged marriage? Was she sold to be married? I love the suspense. Great flash.

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