The Set-Up


“Just do it,” Anna shoved him toward the door. “He’s alone—no witnesses.”

“I don’t know…”

“I’ll be right behind you.”

He placed his palm on the door, took a breath, and pushed. The room was filled with people seated around a dining table. They fell silent and stared. One man in a charcoal grey suit stood up. “Who the hell are you?”

“I’m,” he spotted Anna in the hall, having a giggle fit. “I’m the man who is in love with the devious, scheming…amazing woman you call ‘daughter’. I would be honored to call her ‘wife’. Sir.”



Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch

September 23 Prompt: Declaration – In 99 words (no more, no less) declare an intention in a story. Is it one person, a character speaking up or speaking out? Is it a group or a nation? Create a tension before or after the declaration. It can be private or public, big or small. Does it have power to those who state it or hear? What does it change?


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31 thoughts on “The Set-Up

    • Okay. You got me. I did say ‘creepy’. It was a set-up to lure you to the Reef. (See what I did there? I’m so clever I can’t even stand myself. Really. I can’t.) Yes, he does love her sense of humor. Pfft! Who wouldn’t? 😉 Thanks, friend.


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