Just this week I told Charli Mills, the wonderful writer who blogs at Carrot Ranch Literary Community, that I cannot write evil. I have tried and failed at every turn. Then this week, Charli provided “white flowers” as a prompt and this is what came to me. I call this progress – thank you, Charli, I am quite pleased with myself.
Her white silk dress spread out across the floor as the bridal couple kneeled inside the bower of white roses. Each flower, its petals shimmering in the light of the stained-glass windows, seemed to be paying tribute to this glorious occasion. The couple gazed into each other’s eyes as they repeated their wedding vows, tying their lives together with each word.
A sudden noise at the entrance disturbed the peace. A shot rang out. A fine red mist settled on the pure white roses like crimson dew. The bride crumpled forward as shouts of fear and horror rang out.
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Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town