Embedded (Friday Fictioneers)

My first time with Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to Purple (that sounds like my sister – addicted to purple).

I’m branching out again. Got to hone those skills! Please click the link to read some very fine 100 word stories based on a photo prompt.

If you care to leave a comment please know that I not only welcome constructive criticism, but encourage it.

credit: anelephantcant

credit: anelephantcant

The police entered the restaurant, and Robert understood his time was up. He did not relish the lengthy trial, and possible conviction. Yet relief, from running, unwound its way through him.

Like The Fugitive, he did not kill his wife. But the circumstantial evidence pointed to no one else.

His bicycle, tethered to a tree, became his talisman. If the trial went his way, and no one stole it, he’d return and claim it. As his hands were cuffed behind his back he remembered the image of that rusted bicycle embedded inside the trunk of a tree, forgotten, as he would be, as the system consumed his life.


Thanks for reading!

24 thoughts on “Embedded (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. I bet it was the one-armed wallpaper hanger that killed Robert’s wife. They probably got into a fight over the pattern not matching at the seam and he choked her to death with a brush full of glue.
    Enjoyed your story, Steph. Welcome to FFF. I’ll be back to read more of your stuff later.

    • Thanks, Russell… I like your embellishment of the story much better! 🙂 Thanks for the welcome. And I’ll make a point of reading more of your stuff!

  2. Hi Steph, good to see you over here – welcome. Good story, a lot to reflect upon, and that bike inside the tree… incredible! Hope to see your work on a regular basis.

  3. Couldn’t there be a train wreck on the way to the death house that frees him? … frees him to conceal his identity … to toil at many jobs … always seeking the one-armed ….nah, maybe your ending is better. Welcome to the group!


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