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 four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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!!!

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  2. Movie script worthy! Wonderful pacing

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  3. Sacha Black says:

    Eww! but brilliant!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. lucciagray says:

    Gory and Effective 🙂

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

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  6. davidprosser says:

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

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

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  8. Mick Canning says:

    That’s what I call a devoted gardener.

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

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  10. Ali Isaac says:

    Oooerrr… bit gruesome, that, Geoff!

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