Saturday, December 13, 2014

Flash! Friday "The Betrayal"

by Michael Seese

Let's see if I can get back on the winning Flash! Friday track. Here is our photo of the week:

I decided to be very literal in my use of the picture. 

One of the two judges said she likes "stories that contain a healthy bit of suspense and intrigue." Hopefully "The Betrayal" delivers.

“I’ll wait.”

A sunset, like a glass of Cabernet, never lasts long enough. At least the taste lingers. Though he knew Sophie was trying to help, Tom wanted to enjoy both in silence, unsullied by empty promises. Or hope.

“Thirty years isn’t that long.”

An incarcerated man, like a glass of Cabernet, longs only to breathe. He tacitly refused her extended hand. Why dream of warmth, when time—like his offshore accounts—had been frozen? Lying in their bed, Tom spent many sleepless nights wondering how the Feds found out.

The glance at her watch confirmed it.

“And with good behavior—” She coughed a little, then put a napkin to her dry lips. The spot of blood caught her by surprise. She looked at Tom, unaware that her face had taken on a shade not unlike his final swallow, which he now swirled contentedly.

Revenge, like a glass of Cabernet, is dry, yet somewhat sweet. And the taste lingers.

What say you, friends? Does this one age well?


  1. Nicely done, sir. Again, excellent work. :)

    1. Thank you. As always, you're very kind with your praise.