FF Challenge May 12th, Quieting a Raging Storm

Wow, the picture for this weeks challenge inspired so many stories, most involving someone sheepishly admitting their ineptitude in driving. I nudged those aside for something darker. I hope you enjoy it.

But first a big thank you once again to our host, check out her site at Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, for the rules regarding this challenge. This week Rochelle contributed the photo prompt, although it’s unclear if she was responsible for the damage.

FF Busted Door
PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Years ago, the jealousy and anger that had raged like summer storms destroyed our marriage. Its death was a bitter beginning not an end. Stunned at the continued onslaught, I followed the rules. What else could I do? I called the police when she slipped into my house, leaving in her wake a trail of destruction. I could paper my walls with restraining orders. Things I could replace, my shattered nerves would eventually calm. But she had to be stopped before she discovered the precious new life my girlfriend was harboring.

Unlike MacBeth, I was able to wash the blood from my hands.

Word Count: 103

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29 thoughts on “FF Challenge May 12th, Quieting a Raging Storm

  1. Dear Cindy,

    When you said you went dark, you weren’t kidding. 😉 Kudos for not following the photo to the letter. Well written.

    In answer to the question in your intro, the accident was not my fault. I was broadsided last spring by an SUV driver intent on passing me on a single lane exit ramp. He took out my entire driver’s side. The owner’s insurance paid for all of the repairs. Might as well get some mileage out of the photos, right?




    1. Rochelle, thanks for the kind comment on my story. Sorry to hear that the poor damaged car was yours. Any accident is startling to say the least. Glad to hear everything worked out.


    1. Thanks for dropping by Liz. I agree with you murder is wrong. I guess there is such a thing as doing the wrong thing for the right reason, but it’s still wrong.


  2. He may feel justified but a murder is hard to cover up with today’s forensics. He has really stepped into new territory. The law probably won’t be on his side. Good writing, Cindy. 🙂 — Suzanne


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