Time to Write: 1st March

This week, Rachel has given us a sentence starter for our prompt.
Time To Write: Sentence Starter | Creative Writing Prompt | Writing Prompt | Creative Writing | Short Story | Flash Fiction | RachelPoli.com

‘Welcome to the family!’
There were smiles and slaps on the back, jovial banter and hugs.
Everyone seemed pleased to meet him, after all, he had eloped with Elise and this was the first time he’d met her kinsfolk.
But something didn’t ring true, and he couldn’t quite put his finger on it.
Elise was beside him in an instant, taking his arm and leading him up the stairs.
‘Aww, look at the newlyweds. So much in love! We need some new blood……..’
‘Quiet Emma!’ reprimanded her father.

Their chambers were at the end of a long corridor.
On entry, everything was cast in shadows, a fire burning in the hearth. It was like something out of medieval times.
Smiling at each other, they undressed and got into bed.
Allan took Elise in his arms and kissed her, his passion rising.
This was the first time for them, having decided that although they’d both had previous partners, they wanted their wedding night to be special.
Elise snuggled into his embrace, her emotions running high. She wanted to savour this moment.
Pressing his lips against her ear, she felt cold to his touch, despite the heat from the fire.
As he drew back to ask if she was OK, she pulled him roughly to her and buried her face into his neck.
The kiss was like nothing he had ever felt. Blood roared in his veins, and he felt he was going to explode.
He felt light headed, distant, floating. Images began to swirl around him, and downstairs  everyone was celebrating their union.
As he drifted into unconsciousness, the flame flickered across Elise, her mouth dripping with his blood. Then he realised what was wrong.
There were no mirrors anywhere.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Time to Write: 1st March

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Flippin ‘eck Di. This is bloomin goid. What an ending! Great write

  2. Astrid says:

    This was definitely brilliant! Such an a mazing ending.

  3. Sadje says:

    Wow! Wonderful how you have made this into a truly intriguing story.

  4. Rachel says:

    Wow, that took an interesting turn! Nice job.

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