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Friday Fictioneers – Taken

8 April, 2016

Well would you look at that, it’s Friday again already. I was aware it was on the way because Rochelle emailed us this week’s prompt


but it still sort of sneaks up doesn’t it?

This week’s pic comes from the viewfinder of J Hardy Carroll and will have prompted literally trillions of writers to compose 100 words and jump on the boat to Froggy Island to share the fiction.

My words are below. I hope you enjoy them, and as always I welcome your comments, complimentary or not.


We reach the ruined farmhouse and I secure him to the range, loosen the ropes around his legs. He kicks out but the stumbling walk through the woods has drained any strength.

“Nobody’s coming for you,” I say, smiling, “it’s just you and me. And then it will be just me.”

I lean towards his face, stare into his eyes; beyond the fading resistance to the fear behind. He knows.

“You only have days left, maybe hours, but it will seem like forever. You will cry, you will beg me to finish. You will suffer. Just like all your victims.”



  1. Revenge? Sounds like no one wins here

  2. that’s similar to a story that went through my head when I saw the photo.

  3. Sounds pretty ominous. As always, you leave me craving more.

  4. “You reap what you sow” sounds like it is in play here. It’s always better when the revenge comes from on high rather than from the hands of a man. The violence just spreads.

  5. Oh revenge. Such a two-sided weapon. Making ourselves just like the one we want punished has to be more painful than sweet. Great story.

  6. This creates so many stories in my head. Very thought provoking!

  7. Ah, who doesn’t love a vigilante? 🙂

  8. Dear RG,

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. I wonder, though, if it will be truly satisfying. Well written.

    Shalom from Froggy Island,


    • Thanks Queen Rochelle 🙂 I wonder what the next chapter holds for this character? maybe tomorrow or maybe not for years, this will come back to them.

  9. IfeomaO permalink

    An eye to save countless other eyes I suppose…nicely done.

  10. Uh, oh. The serial killer got caught by someone just as crazy as him. He’s in big trouble. Well done, RG. —- Suzanne

  11. Mike permalink

    One killer for another killer, but which is the worst, so many questions. The sign of a good story.

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