Tuesday, 27 August 2013

VisDare 34 - Fearless

Oh I so enjoyed writing this story for Angela's latest VisDare challenge. It made me giggle to write it when only minutes earlier I had been feeling a bit frazzled and out of sorts.

I hope it brightens your day too!

Lamb for Dinner

It was almost dinner time and Millicent surveyed the dining room as was her custom.  Stiffling a giggle, her fingers absently played with the rope of pearls about her neck. She looked forward to this evening unravelling.

Her children, much renowned for their jolly japes, had this time enlisted the help of their Uncle Gilbert; a taxidermist by profession who had excelled with his latest creation. 

Mint Sauce, once a beloved family pet stood as a centrepiece, a satisfied expression on his face.

At eight sharp Millicent’s husband entered, escorting his latest lady friend.

Taking in the sight before her the timorous woman squealed and ran off howling.

Lord Fortescue shot his teenage sons a look of pure disgust before following.
The boys collapsed hysterically, while their late mother watched over them with her benign smile. 

It would take a far more fearless woman to replace her in this family!

150 words


  1. Lovely. Strange, but lovely. :-) Made me smile, even though I have cramp in my toe.

  2. Brilliantly put, and great wording leading into the twist! Loved it!