I feel bleugh after missing my flash fiction pieces this week due to being up to my eyes in cake and fondant icing. But all that is behind me now; just the party tonight so a quick 5SF before donning the dancing shoes. This week's prompt is Blades and I have managed to link it to two previous 5SF:
Another sparse hotel room and another carefully unpacked suitcase revealed the purpose of Zoe’s latest assignment; to retrieve the flashdrive that she and her organisation had been waiting so impatiently for. Tipping out the contents of the manila envelope, as she waited for the bath to fill, Zoe glanced at the photograph of a rather handsome man before picking up the lipstick; removing the lid to reveal a small but lethal, razor-sharp blade causing a frown to etch across her forehead.
She didn’t like knives; knives meant getting up close, too close and they were far too messy for her liking . . . . . it was never a clean kill . . . . . . but on the other hand . . . . . . it was silent.
Placing the lid on the lipstick, Zoe stepped into the bath as she pondered the weapon choice and how close she would have to be to the man in the photograph, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing or hard; she was extremely good at her job after all.
The arduous journey was washed away by the soft soapy water as Zoe began to finally relax, sinking deeper into the bath until her face was completely submerged, blocking out the lipstick, handgun and flashdrive. . . if only the face in the photograph would disappear too. . .
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Going to be an up close and personal moment me thinks... Don't like the look of that blade at all.. Nice one hun..xReplyDelete
Thank you Rosalind. It's small but deadly that blade. . . .Delete
Ooh! This is very intense. I want to know what happens here!ReplyDelete
I will try and carry it on from the the next 5SF.Delete
This left me with a chill. I like stories about lady assassins. A fun read!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jayne. I'm really liking Zoe and her career choice too .Delete
Wow! I kind of wished it kept going! I wanted to know what happens next. Lol :)ReplyDelete
It will keep going! Awaiting the next prompt to see what happens to Zoe next! xxDelete
I rather wanted to read about her getting 'up-close and personal'. I'm not too sure how discreet a lipstick knife would be though, or how much damage you could really cause. Interesting piece though.ReplyDelete
Depends where you stick the knife. . . .I'm hoping to write the 'up close and personal' next . . xxDelete
A build to the story...that's always good!ReplyDelete
Thank you. xxDelete
An assassin with a conscience. That's different. I would have gone for the poisonous lipstick kiss. Far less messy. *snork*ReplyDelete
What a good idea. . . maybe next time! I like to be different. . conscience is good . . .lots of layers. xxDelete
Nice and tense Lizzie, great contrast with the soft, soapy bath too! Rather riveting!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa; I quite like the contrast too; hope you;re riveted to read the next installment. . .xxDelete