This short piece was inspired by Lily Child’s Friday Prediction. This was last weeks entry. Go and check it out and maybe give it a go… Her rules are simple. She chooses 3 words and you have to include them in a flash piece of no more than 100 words.
For my freedom, they’d taken my wife’s jewellery box. A beautiful box, decorated with tiny shells we’d collected on a beach a month or so before her death.
Her killers had returned, shouting in broken English about a memory stick and had then left with the box.
Marie was a beautiful woman, too beautiful for the work she carried out. Her love of explosives had cost her her life but had saved mine.
Inside the box was a tiny ballerina. Marie had rigged the box to explode on her third pirouette. The explosion left a cavernous hole in the road.
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