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.