Death’s Curtain Call

Great prompt this week but must say though, I struggled.






PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

“Marvellous, darling.”
“You think so? It all seems so hollow without Larry.”
Gloria stared at the bouquet in her arms. Malvio placed a hand on hers.
“He’s looking down proud as punch.”
“He was always jealous when I played opposite other leading men. Why didn’t the dagger retract? It could’ve been fatal, if it hadn’t caught in Liam’s tunic.”
“Don’t worry, we’ve replaced the prop; it was just a sticky blade.”
Malvio squinted into the gantry, “Larry,” he whispered, “I promised I’d look after her, now just leave it.” Then he considered his plans, “Although a malevolent ghost could be useful.”

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

29 thoughts on “Death’s Curtain Call

  1. Malevolent ghosts can be hired by the hour for hauntings and other pranks and japes. But you definitely don’t want them around a theatre (not even for ghost scenes because they don’t have the equipment to learn their lines)

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