He locked eyes with the enemy and pulled out his sword. It felt heavier than ever and he grasped it with both hands and steadied himself. He walked forward as directed by the higher powers.

He brought the sword down onto the neck of his fallen foe. His forehead broke out into a sweat as he saw the body on the floor staining the stage.

The curtains came down on the scene and the audience stood up to applaud.

A Stage
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Etol Bagam. Thank you Etol!

In one swift stroke of her brilliance, the stagehand took revenge on one of her villains, while framing the other in front of a live audience. By swapping the prop sword for an original, she had delivered true justice.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week (October 6 – October 12, 2015) – 120 words.

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29 thoughts on “Weaponry”

  1. I’d be far away if I were the stage hand. Unless he wants to find out what the antagonist does with the real sword when he realises he’s been turned into a weapon… Good stuff πŸ™‚

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  2. That actor is going to feel dreadful when he finds out he’s killed someone! What a horrible position to put anyone in. That stagehand is rather insane. A great story, Karthi. πŸ™‚

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  3. I’ll add my voice to the chorus liking the twist ending! Now we know why his forehead broke out in sweat at the supposedly fake death. This is the second story other than my own that involves someone dying on stage — I’m picturing all our characters floating above stage in the afterlife wondering where it all went wrong, and missing their chance to take one last bow for their final, greatest death scene.

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    1. Hey. Thanks for the chorus. Wow – your gist is hooking. Give me the link to yours – want to check it out, after all great people think alike πŸ˜‰


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