(Photo source unknown)
“So how was your day, hon?” he asked, standing in the doorway, relishing her shock. “From the looks of you, it was a good one.”
She had the grace to look embarrassed. Terror warred with resignation on her face.
“No answer?” He smiled grimly and moved toward the wardrobe, opening it, revealing a busty blonde with her arms held protectively over her nudity. He jerked his thumb at the door. “Out.”
She stumbled out of the room, sneaking frightened glances over her shoulder. He turned to Lauren, still huddled in the middle of the bed. “Thirty minutes to gather your things,” he said. “If you're not gone by then, I come after you with this.”
The shotgun's "click-clack" rang and echoed, promising blood.
Your challenge for today was to use the picture above and write a flash fiction of 93-129 words. Additionally, I provided a key phrase I wanted to see used somewhere in the submission:
Nobody's checking word counts, or for the key phrase, but you're only cheating yourself if you break the rules. Unless you're doing it to earn a spanking (in which case, see me after class).
Special Bonus Director's Commentary Track:
I think the expectation with a picture like this is the typical porn movie scenario: if a guy comes home and finds his woman cheating on him with another woman, he's supposed to be delighted rather than upset, and happily join in, or at least watch them ravage each other. That's definitely a happier outcome (and I like to think it's how I would react), but what about those to whom trust is everything? The ones with whom a breach of confidence is enough to cause irreparable damage? To someone like that, I thought, it wouldn't make a damn bit of difference whether his girlfriend was fucking another man or another woman. And so, rather than follow the "let's all get naked and have fun" path, I went with the more depressing and bitter one. I rather hope most of you came up with something more delectable.
Massive bonus points for anyone who can identify what movie I stole the title phrase from.
The following people are participating this week. Go check out their take on this FFF, won't you, and thank 'em for playing along.
Oversexed Librarian: http://oversexedlibrarian.blogspot.com
MarQe: http://marqe.blogspot.com (MarQe is a newcomer to FFF; go say welcome)
Check back here on Monday for the next challenge! And if you have any photos or artwork you'd like to see in a future challenge, please send them my way.
Please note: I will be trying an experiment for next Friday. Rather than gather a participants list via email / comments, I'll be using a widget which allows participants to leave their links at the end of my Friday post to let everyone else know they've participated. That way it doesn't matter if you decide to participate at the last second, or if you forget to contact me ahead of time. Just leave your link on the post and you'll be set. The Friday post will go up at 12:01 AM.