Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to Purple. The Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture*. The Key – make every word count. *Image © Connie Gayer …(Mrs. Russell)
The Shadow Man
After fifty-five years of marriage, George no longer knows Judith. His brain is as pockmarked as the barren once-upon-a-field they walk every evening, a habit he doesn’t remember has been their routine for as long as they’ve been together.
Tonight he stops her and points down. “Lamont Cranston.”
“Darling, who?” she says. “It’s me, Judith.”
“The shadow knows,” he says and attempts a sinister laugh. She looks at where he points. On the ground, waving from a bit of wire, is a shadow of a man dancing with the weed from which it comes. She smiles for the fleeting moment.
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