FFfAW: Victim?

Photo Prompt Sunayama MoiPensieve


she felt sick

seeing him there

performing his songs

as if he didn’t have a care in the world

after everything he’d put her through

everything he’d done

to her

and to those she loved

seeing him so blithely carefree

set her guts to roiling


she carried the knife in her bag

for protection

she didn’t feel safe any more

not since that night

that dreadful night

when he’d trampled over her life

that hellish night when

all her personal liberties had been


and all her illusions destroyed


she didn’t remember


taking hold of the knife

as she approached the figure who

haunted her nightmares

but she would always remember the

feel of the blade sinking deep into flesh

and the rush of satisfaction as

the spark of life

faded from his shocked gaze

Word Count: 136

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This post is for Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. This week’s photo prompt was provided by Sunayama MoiPensieve. Thank you, Sunayama!

I’ve actually had this little piece written for a few days. I just wasn’t sure for a while whether to post it as it is or to turn it into prose. I eventually decided, after asking my Mum (Millie Thom) for advice, that I’d leave it in the form it initially came to me in. I hope you liked it.



21 Comments on “FFfAW: Victim?

  1. Very cool and gritty!
    It must make things so much worse for people seeing their abuser just carrying on with daily life like nothing had happened.

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    • My imagination took a rather dark turn last week! I think seeing your abuser like that would be the worst thing possible. Thanks for reading, Ali. 🙂

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    • Thank you for a lovely comment, Jeanne. This was a bit outside of my comfort zone so I’m very glad you liked it. 🙂


    • Thank you, Jacqueline. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it. I don’t have a great internet connection at the moment but I’ll try to check out your YouTube link later.


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