Taking the positives #shortstory #flashfiction

Another short piece of horror flash fiction…

The circle of life


For two years, dad toiled to have the garden perfect for Daisy’s wedding. He spared no expense, no effort for her big day. She knew what it meant; she couldn’t disappoint him, even after each revelation: Craig’s cheating, the two exes and four children. It was inexorable. She’d go through with it.

Daisy held the knife against the cake and waited for Craig’s hand to relax. Her first blow severed an artery but she didn’t stop.

As she waited to be led away Daisy noted her father collecting Craig’s gore. ‘What’s that for, dad?’

‘Shame to waste it, don’t you think? All those nutriments.’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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24 Responses to Taking the positives #shortstory #flashfiction

  1. Ritu says:

    Gory-ly good Geoffles!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Movie script worthy! Wonderful pacing


  3. Sacha Black says:

    Eww! but brilliant!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. lucciagray says:

    Gory and Effective 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. And I thought dad was going to drop dead moments before the wedding ……….. your ending is horrifically better 🙂


  6. davidprosser says:

    Heck, I was going to propose to her as well.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Very evil and gory, Geoff, but I like it. 😋

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Mick Canning says:

    That’s what I call a devoted gardener.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. I’m not sure who I like better… Daisy or her dad. I’ll think on it.


  10. Ali Isaac says:

    Oooerrr… bit gruesome, that, Geoff!

    Liked by 1 person

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