Sunday, June 21, 2015

Laura James Week 155: LOVE

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Laura James’s Picture Choice: 1

Title: LOVE

The first time he saw her he knew he was lost. Auburn shoulder length hair, sapphire blue eyes and legs that reached the heavens. She was so out of his league, yet the impossible had happened and here they were driving to the coast, together.

He had dedicated his life to her beauty, knew her every desire, her happiness was all he had lived for and now he finally had the chance to show her how much she meant to him. Looking across at her, sleeping soundly in the front seat of the car, he only hoped that when they reached the beach house she wouldn't be disappointed.


He carried her still sleeping form into the bedroom and gently laid her down on the bed, carefully attaching the silk restraints to her wrists and ankles. He couldn't resist placing a chaste kiss on her delegate lips, hoping against hope that this kiss would wake her from slumber. She slept on.

Moving from the bed he carefully removed all his clothes and stood looking down on her, surrounded on all sides by the images of her life that he had painstakingly collected. Paying the garage attendant. Jogging in the park. Swimming in the sea. Washing her hair in the shower. Sleeping amongst pillows.


She had been such a disappointment, hadn't even put up a fight. He expected so much more. But then wasn't that always the way, reality hardly ever lived up to his dreams. Standing on the balcony, the sea breeze causing the drying blood on his skin to itch, he reflected on where he had gone wrong. He knew he was impulsive but she had seemed so perfect, yet up close the imperfections had been clear. Next time he wouldn't make the same mistakes. Next time he would get it right. Of that he was certain.


The first time he saw her he knew he was lost. Blond short wavy hair, dark chocolate eyes and legs that reached the heavens.


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Based in Dunfermline, Scotland, Laura is obsessed with all things horror and spends her time writing flash fiction which she hopes, on occasion, really scares her readers. Feel free to stalk her on twitter, @lejamez



  1. Oh, so gruesome! Chilling (and smartly written) to have the closing lines echo the opening lines!!

  2. Good stuff, well written, but dare I say predictable? I love the repetition at the end.

  3. I see my comment got lost somewhere. I'd written it via my mobile so maybe that was the problem. Anyway . . . very clever writing; the link back to the beginning is brilliant. Very dark and sinister. Loved it, Chick. xxx