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Neither Me Nor Her Dad Like The Water

Sorry son, what did you say your name was again?”

“Billy, ma’am.  Friend of your Sally’s. She asked me to collect you both and take you for a ride on my boat.”

“Wonder why she did that? Neither me nor her dad like the water. Can’t swim see.”

“Don’t worry love you’ll be fine. We’ll go out, watch the stars for a bit, then I’ll take you home.”

If Billy Watson had a heart he might’ve felt sorry for this frail old couple he was about to kill but the money Sally was paying him made all such thoughts disappear.

Mike Jackson – @mj51day

A 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers.

Photo courtesy of Ted Strutz

Categories: 100-Word Stories

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A writer of short stories.

35 replies

      1. Mike, I am fairly pressed for time just now, holiday season and stuff, but I will try to have a look next week. After that I am not going to do much for 2 or 3 weeks, probably. Good luck, and please remind me from time to time.

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      1. Mike, I did look. I just don’t think I have time for another one. Can hardly keep up with what I”m doing now, but I do appreciate the invitation.


  1. What a delightful daughter – a deliciously wicked story – nicely done.

    However, feeling sleepy five minutes after drinking the tea offered by the frail old lady, Billy remembered Sally’s warning about not accepting her mother’s hospitality………


    1. Thank you for your comments.
      I loved the twist you left at the end. Now that really would have turned the tables on Billy!

      Have you seen the new weekly writing prompt I’ve set up – ‘Tuesday Scribes’? Hoping you might join in.
      Tuesday Scribes


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