50 Word Thursday #110 – All part of the Service – A macabre Valentines story.

110
And the words:
“Some days expand, Mona thought; their seams stretch and they hold more than a day’s worth of time.” – This Must Be The Place – Kate Racculia

It seemed like the perfect Valentine’s day. Her boyfriend had paid for a night in a luxury hotel in a picturesque village and also a chauffeur to drive them to a local beauty spot.

He had woken her early and they had sat on their balcony and watched the sun rise and shared a bar of chocolate, not quite all of which melted in their mouths.

After breakfast, the driver had arrived with a huge grin on his face. There was something about him Mona did not like, something they preyed on her mind. He seemed quite jolly as he drove them to a remote and secluded place where a long stretch of sand met the sea. He even sang to them. Mona hoped that this was part of the service because she didn’t think it was worth paying extra for. She could only take so much more of ‘Spanish eyes’ sung just off key.

Some days expand, Mona thought; their seams stretch and they hold more than a day’s worth of time.

Then things started to go wrong. After taking just one sip of champagne, her boyfriend began to choke and passed out.

As she tried to resuscitate him, she looked over at the chauffeur who was still grinning.

“How can you be so cheery at time like this?” she shouted.

“Oh, I just love my job and my hobby” he replied.

“And what’s your hobby then?” Mona asked, with some trepidation.

“Butcher” he replied as the axe swung.

[250 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, hosted by Deb Whittam.

You have until Wednesday if you want to take part, click on the link.

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/50-word-thursday-110/

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/mind/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/cheery/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/rdp-sunday-chocolate/

Limerick – Chocolate Cravings

Esther Chilton has posted a challenge to write a Limerick with the word Screech in it.
Click on the link to see her post:

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-15/comment-page-1/#comment-23899

 

So here is my attempt:

 

A lesson in weight-loss I thought I’d teach,

but then I heard an almighty screech,

I ran into the kitchen

and saw her cravings were itching,

I’d put the chocolate up way out of reach. 

 

grayscale photo of person screaming
Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Pexels.com

Have a nice day. 🙂

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 29th June 2020

 

Twittering Tales – Hidden Legacy

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood at Pexels.com

 

They found the letters to her lawyer in the old station wagon, in a battered chocolate tin shaped like a carousel.

Covered in dust and cobwebs after the extensive search of the house and yard, he sat down to read them.

His wife called out “Did the old bat say where the Money is?”

[279 Characters]

 

This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge, Click to the link below to see her post. Why not have a go at this great challenge?

Twittering Tales #134 – 30 April 2019e

 

I have also incorporated the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/money/

FOWC with Fandango — Wagon

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/three-things-challenge-pl75/

Today’s prompt: lawyer, carousel, chocolate