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“You will meet a tall, dark stranger tonight.”

Mabel looked up from her honeyed noodles and rolled her eyes. “Really, Beth? Fortune cookie nonsense.”

Beth turned up her nose at Mabel and pocketed the note.

“It must be my lucky day,” she replied.

Outside, stood Death,  dark hood in place, sharpening his sickle with precision.

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This was written for the week-long Festival of Words for Write Tribe


For 7th March this was our prompt:

Write a piece (or as many as you like) of 55-fiction on your blog


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Categories: Fiction

myriadrainbowhues · March 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Scary! But do you believe in fortune cookies? I don't know, they always ring in some mystery 🙂

Psych Babbler · March 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Ooh nice one! A bit spooky but I tend to like those kind of stories!

Shailaja V · March 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Ha ha.. I don't think I do, but it made for a good 55-er 😉

Shailaja V · March 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Hey thanks 🙂 Yep, I generally start writing these pieces, not knowing where it's going to take me 😀

Shilpa Garg · March 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

OMG!! That's a chilling one!
That was a fab 55er!! 🙂

Shailaja V · March 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Ice cubes down the spine, Shilpa? 🙂 Thanks!

Kalpana Solsi · March 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm

The last line is chilling and scary. Nobody can beat Death.

Kalpana Solsi · March 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

The last line is chilling and scary. Nobody can beat Death.

Richa Singh · March 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Super! A very interesting end..

Richa

chitra · March 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Good one Shailaja – scary though with Grim Reaper at the door.

Shailaja V · March 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Glad it had the desired effect, Kalpana 🙂

Shailaja V · March 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Thanks Richa!

Shailaja V · March 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Death is on my mind this past week, Chitra. Can't really help it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Michelle Liew · March 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Now, I really wonder!

Shailaja V · March 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Care to have your fortune read, Michelle? 🙂

Nabanita · March 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Ohh God Shailaja ..that was chilling!

Sheethal Susan Jacob · March 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Oppz…. that was scary and unexpected …!!

Stri · March 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Damn, that was spooky… Why? Why? Poor girl :'(

Rajlakshmi · March 11, 2014 at 4:40 am

Woww this is brilliant writing.

Uma · March 11, 2014 at 9:21 am

Lovely!..tall and dark indeed..the cookie wasn't too far off from the truth 🙂

Shailaja V · March 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Naba! You're back! Missed you 🙂 Thanks!

Shailaja V · March 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

He he he.. Thanks Sheethal 🙂

Shailaja V · March 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Sigh… just the way it played out in my head, Stri 🙂

Shailaja V · March 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

You are too kind 🙂

Shailaja V · March 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Absolutely! Pretty much bang on the money, right?

Sreeja Praveen · March 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

A chill ran through me ! Spookily lovely 🙂

Kathy Combs · March 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Oooo! Chilling and spooky. Love the twist. I was expecting Mr.Wonderful and you produced the grim reaper! Awesome. ♥

An Indian Writer · March 12, 2014 at 3:46 am

Oh, boy.

Pixie · March 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

oh boy!! That was pretty scary!!

You have described it excellently in just 55 words!

Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 6:40 am

Thanks Sreeja 🙂

Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 6:41 am

Yay! Thanks Kathy 🙂 Held you all the way, eh?

Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 6:41 am

Thank you for stopping by 🙂

Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 6:41 am

Aww.. thanks Pixie 🙂

Aparna · March 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Ooh that was a sinister one! Nicely done 🙂

Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Let me read your fortune, Aparna 🙂

Ananya N · March 14, 2014 at 1:39 am

Wow ! How do u write like this???

Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 5:07 am

Honestly, I don't know 🙂 Sometimes, the muse cooperates. Thanks, Ananya 🙂

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