Come Undone – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

Lord Davenport picked up the painting and looked at it against the light.

157 05 May 22nd 2016

“You know, Mr. Stewart,” he said to the artist in a dubious tone “I still don’t get it.”

“Art has to be felt,” Graham Stewart replied with a chuckle, “not understood, Your Lordship. Give it some time, it’ll grow on you, I promise.”

Lord Davenport looked indulgently at the pretty girl beside him, and said, “I only came here because my niece Emily insisted on it. This is my gift to her. She turns 18 tomorrow.”

And becomes the sole owner of my brother’s estate,” thought Lord Davenport bitterly, though he kept beaming with apparent affection at his niece, “and that is why she will be involved in an unfortunate ‘accident’ on our way back to the Manor today.”

Completely unaware of her uncle’s diabolical plot, Emily hugged him tightly, as if for the very last time.

For she knew that the undetectable poison on the frame of the painting would have seeped into his skin by now, and he would be dead by tomorrow. 10 Million Pounds of life insurance money, a huge estate,and Graham as her husband, what else could a girl want on her birthday!

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199 words.

Written as a part ofΒ Sunday Photo Fiction, hosted by Al Forbes till the end of this month, when Susan takes over. The objective is to write a story in 200 words or less, based on the weekly photo prompt.

This is also my entry for the #AtoZChallenge and #BlogchatterA2Z. Today’s letter was U, which in my story, stands for ‘Undone.’

 

 

 

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About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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27 Responses to Come Undone – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Akshata Ram says:

    Emily was the super smart one- he would never have imagined she will outsmart him. Nice twist Anurag

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Two murder plots in just 199 words. Impressive!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Evil plot trumped by another evil plot! Sounds like a great way to turn 18!
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/24/u-is-for-uppsala-sweden/

  4. A wicked web indeed, and no-one saw the spider.

  5. Varad says:

    Some loving family! πŸ˜› I’d be safer in a nest of vipers instead

  6. LucciaGray says:

    Loved this! What a twist, from ‘poor Emily’ to ‘astute Emily’!

  7. I suppose the money will now go to deserving orphans, or starving artists.

  8. draliman says:

    Ha, she’ll be laughing right up until the point she has her own unfortunate accident!

  9. Jules says:

    Another diabolical double twist painted with perfection!

  10. Mike says:

    I enjoyed this double plot, but now I wonder who gets the cash,

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