Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – A Fairytale – Once Upon a Time


She held the gun with stiffened arms in front of her. 

Coming into the bedroom, he said, “Hey, handle with care honey, it’s loaded.”


“No sense in having a gun for protection that’s unloaded,” he said with a sarcastic tone.

“Is this the one you’re using for your wife?”

“I told you, I’m not taking any chances. I’ve hired a professional for that.”

“I could do it.”

“Really?”  “You’re a woman.” “What if you freeze?” “I’d be dumb to hire you or any woman.”

She moistened her lips as she gripped the gun tighter.

“Surprise, honey.” “Your wife did.”

2018©Isadora DeLaVega


Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 

Photo Prompt: Liz Young

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

48 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – A Fairytale – Once Upon a Time

  1. Really imaginative story with a great twist. Brilliantly done.

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  2. Die, sexist pig. Die!
    Loved the surprise ending, Isadora.

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  3. The photo’s creepy, but your story is excellent and made me laugh out loud.

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    • I wasn’t going to write anything when I first saw the photo.
      Then, murder came to mind. I guess that’s what the photo prompt
      is supposed to do – stir us into creating something in 100 words.
      Thank you, Gilly. : ) You should join us.
      Issy 😎


  4. Well thought out tale. Great twist.

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  5. Awesome! Loved it 😀

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  6. Loved the story, your character was well and truly outsmarted.

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  7. Entertaining story and nice twist! I think he got what he deserved. =)

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  8. I was kinda hoping she had been hired…

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  9. Another jerk bites the dust! LOL! Great story!

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  10. Querida Isadora,

    ¿Cómos se dice, ‘poetic justice’? He certainly had it coming. Buena twista. 😉 I’m sure after all his endearing comments, the hit-woman took pleasure in pulling the trigger. Bien escrito.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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  11. Ah! He deserved it. Loved the end 🙂

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  12. Ah, great twist! Well done.

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  13. Yes.. nice twist. I’d read this before but didn’t see where to do the comments.. Now I’m educated.

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  14. o- you got me – good ending!

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  15. He got his comeuppance!!

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  16. Oh! Bingo! Surprise indeed. Well done!

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