#100WW — Sardonic Smile


“You didn’t touch your breakfast, Arlene,” Henry said. “It’s your favorite. Chocolate filled crepes topped with strawberries and powdered sugar. Yum, right?”

There was no response from Arlene.

“And look, Arlene,” Henry continued. “Here’s that book you started a few weeks ago. The one about that Jewish refugee settlement in Alaska. You liked that, right?”

Still no response from Arlene.

“I know you’re not feeling like yourself, honey,” Henry said, “but you need to keep up your strength. Come on, sweetheart, let me see a smile. Yes, that’s it.”

Henry leaned over and kissed the sardonic smile on Arlene’s corpse.

(100 words)

Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

8 thoughts on “#100WW — Sardonic Smile

  1. Michael October 11, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    James Fawkner wrote a story about a woman who kept her lovers body in their bed hidden away and it wasn’t until her death it was discovered. It’s a creepy thought though.

    Liked by 1 person

      • James McEwan October 12, 2017 / 8:07 am

        Yes itt is. What did I mean,? Debilitation – weakness. Maybe I should ask Henry.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango October 12, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thanks. I love unexpected endings.


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