Friday Fictioneers — The Artist

6CE63A30-E9E5-425C-8B14-3DF60D16E7DB“She was an excellent artist,” Arianna said, as she sorted through her deceased lover’s art supplies.

“Yes, I’m quite aware of that,” Richard responded.

“I modeled for her,” Arianna said.

“You must have done a lot more for her than just model,” Richard said in a bitter tone.

“I suppose it was difficult for you when she left you for me,” Arianna said.

“Yes, it was quite painful.”

“I’m sorry, but….”

The bullet to the brain killed Arianna instantly. Richard placed his wife’s paint palette on Arianna’s lifeless body. “Give that to her when you’re together again…in hell,” Richard said.

(100 words)


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

32 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Artist

  1. newepicauthor July 24, 2020 / 7:36 am

    That must be humiliating when your wife leaves you for another woman, but I heard that female to female sex provides more orgasms than male to female sex.

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  2. Jen Goldie July 24, 2020 / 12:33 pm

    oooo a little drastic don’t you think? Another good reason for gun control!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Marleen July 24, 2020 / 3:58 pm

    That’s too much, Bob.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Inside the Mind of Isadora July 25, 2020 / 10:43 am

    Well, I can understand his furry, but now what?
    He’s in a pickle. I hope he felt it was worth it.
    Yes, a very dramatic ending but sometimes jealousy
    brings that on. Have a good weekend …
    Isadora 😎

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bill July 26, 2020 / 11:42 am

    i know the reconciling of sexuality is more common than many think. Fortunately, the ending is rare. Good one. Enjoyed your story.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. msjadeli July 27, 2020 / 10:42 pm

    There are times when logic just doesn’t work. This is one of them. Great story, Fandango.

    Liked by 1 person

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