Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a dramatic change in life but familiar things still remain, begins after the photo.
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Val found the stuffed ram’s head while helping unpack. “Oh Karen! Let’s throw this out.”
“That’s Craig’s,” sighed Karen. “He said it was the House Guardian.” She hung it in the entryway.
“Sweetie, it’s been three years. Time to move on.”
“I know. I still want a memento of him.”
“Hey, I’m pooped. Let’s run out for a frappuccino.”
Later, the women returned to Karen’s new house. Just inside the door, they found a man laying on the floor, unconscious, lockpicks still in his hand. Above him, the ram had a balaclava in it’s mouth.
Karen winked at it. “Thanks Craig.”
Each week, wads of willing writers wax poetic in this weekly writing challenge called Friday Fictioneers. 100 words from a photo prompt, stimulate sundry stories of special skills and surreptitious sallying. Look here for more stories from the photo prompt above: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/18-july-2014/