Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Death in the Afternoon



Death in the Afternoon




How had I got into this mess?

I was about to lose one of my best friends.

It had all begun so innocently...

***

“Well hello girls, may I say you both look delightful. Shall we go? There are only so many shopping hours in a day...”

“Arabella, if you think I’ll be seen in public with her wearing that... well, I’m sorry but...”

“Just ignore ze ignorant bitch ‘Bella ma Cherie. She ‘as no, ‘ow you say? Sense of chic...”

“Chic is it? Chic-ken more like, with those legs under that French... duffel coat!

“And your English... anorak, it is better, yes? The colour of... merde!”

“There is only one way to deal with this situation. Arabella, will you officiate?”

***

So here we stand.

I drew one ragged breath.

“Ladies, you have chosen your weapons. Walk away to my count of five. You may then turn and fire.


150 words

@nickjohns999

This story was written for Angela Goff's 'Visual Dare' flash fiction challenge

19 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Fashion is a very serious thing!! Great way to start my morning. Glad to see you back in the #VisDare saddle!!

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  2. Thanks Angela! Good to be back. All started with a thought about an entertainer 'dying' in front of his public - then I popped in to #VisDare & found yet another great photo. Thanks for finding them :-)

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  3. That was good fun! Nice take...

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  4. Nice! I love this take on the prompt!

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    1. Thanks you kindly, Ms Neal :-)

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  5. LOL French duffel coat. Loved that line.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

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    1. Thanks, I enjoyed writing it. So much of my writing is rather dark, so some of the humorous ones even take me by surprise!

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  7. I loved the take on the prompt. The quickest draw and high fashion. Yin and Yang! :)

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    1. Thank you - my thought exactly!

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  8. I loved your clever take on the prompt. The quickest draw and high fashion, kind of yin and yang!

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  9. Now that was different! I enjoyed your very clever take on the photo :-D

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    1. Thanks very much - and thanks for visiting!

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  10. Indeed, fashion is a most serious subject. Hercule Poirot would undoubtedly agree, being such a dapper and fastidious Belgian!

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    1. Thanks Freya! Always preferred Miss Marple, as I found Poirot too prissy and generally irritating!

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  11. geeze
    who knew the cool chicks
    would be packing heat

    Cheers!
    JzB

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    1. Cheers Jazz. Who'd 'a thunk it?

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