Friday Fictioneers – Burned Out

My submission to Friday Fictioneers.  Brought to you by this wonderful woman right here.

The picture that prompts this week’s story is below.


And the prompt photo belongs


The idea is to write a 100 word flash fiction story based on the photo.

I hope everyone enjoys my submission.  All thoughts about the work are welcome.

Burned Out

The view from the back porch of the rental cabin was exceptional. The steam darted up from his coffee as he took another relaxing sip. As he raised the mug to his mouth he noticed red in the cuticle of his thumb. He clearly missed some blood and now the weekend was ruined. He would have to return to make sure he didn’t leave any thing else behind. He enjoyed one more sip and thought, “This job is going to kill me.”

82 Words


As Always,


Woman on Pause


The link to this and other submissions is here for InLinkz


38 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Burned Out

  1. Well he sounds like a pretty cool customer. Shame he’s got to go back to clear up now. 🙂 I had to think about ‘steam darting’ for a while, couldn’t really get my head around that image. ‘Drifting’ maybe.

  2. Life as a killer is so difficult these days! At least that’s how I see it. He could as easily be a butcher or something completely mundane. The last sentence is so good. As for “darting”, how about “wafted?” And if you decide to change it, it’s legal to go back and do so. 🙂


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