Friday Fictioneers — Guilt Trip

694B803F-F277-496A-B4E4-7C02AF7F48A9It was supposed to be a simple matter. Kidnap a little rich girl, collect the large ransom, and let her go. No harm done. A happy ending for all. He’d have money, a mere a drop in the bucket for her wealthy parents, and the girl would be back safe at home.

But the scared little girl ran from him, fell off a bridge, and broke her neck. He buried her under the bridge, put rocks on the top of the small grave, and then, unable to cope with his guilt, drowned himself in the shallow stream beneath the bridge.

(100 words)

Written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Guilt Trip

  1. Sadje November 16, 2018 / 3:58 am

    Oh, a sad story of greed, guilt and trying for redemption.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango November 16, 2018 / 1:24 pm

      Yes, I did mean “stream.” Thanks for pointing that out. I corrected it.


  2. James McEwan November 17, 2018 / 2:19 am

    If only people played by the same rules. At least he didn’t go on and try again with another little rich girl.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 17, 2018 / 8:42 am

      Yes it is, tragic for all concerned.


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