Saturday, October 31, 2015

She looked like Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity

She looked like Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, with the personality and scheming to match. Carl Hudson was snared the minute he walked into the bar. Several beers and whiskey’s later he was captivated, seduced by sultry eyes, musky perfume, and risque small talk. Three weeks on and he’d lost all sense of reason, luring her husband to an isolated spot and smashing a claw hammer into his skull; burying the body in a shallow grave. Hours later he’d been re-cast as an obsessed stalker, bundled into a police car as Barbara cried crocodile tears on the sheriff’s shoulder.

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Anonymous said...

Oh, that's just perfect, Rob! Such a great depiction of what that sort of obsession can do to a person.

Anonymous-9 said...

Great idea for drabble, Rob.

Rob Kitchin said...

Another one started with a first line, then struggled to work out where to take it.

Anonymous said...

love it