The Curtain Closes: Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Word count 99 words.

The final show was over. Most of the cast were going for drinks. I won’t be joining them. This was a long season. My children had suffered. Goodbyes, hugs and signed programs were exchanged. I had a carriage waiting.

“Welcome home ma’am”, James said. “The children are waiting. They haven’t had dinner yet”.

“Splendid” I said.

Opening the door, the children looked up. I was handed a rat, as the first of my children approached. “Hello Bertha” I said. She hissed, opened her mouth and swallowed the rat whole before wrapping her long shiny body around me in love.



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11 responses to “The Curtain Closes: Friday Fictioneers

  1. Makes you think, re read. So much between the lines

  2. Wow, interesting children she keeps! Nice unexpected twist 🙂

  3. Just what kind of beasties are these? Fun write.

  4. That was a shocker! Glad Bertha was fed quickly or the hug might have gotten tighter 😉

  5. Better a hug, not a claw. Nice twist.

  6. AaH! The Adams family are real. What was the play called, perhaps “Reptillia”.

  7. Cats? Her “children” were cats, or she was in the play “Cats”? Good job of keeping us guessing!

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