If it works, this will be my first attempt at a Friday Fictioneers story. Many thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for facilitating this fantastic site.
Having dipped into other people’s stories over the last few months I have to say I am in awe at the creativity and the breadth of imagination shown week after week. Unfortunately my thinking tends to be far more literal than lateral. Still, if I keep at it something might click.
This is the Picture Prompt, kindly provided by Dale Rogerson:
Word count: 99
Title: Go swivel!
‘Looking for something Ben?’ Lisa asked.
‘Where’s my chair?’
‘You know … from the study.’
‘Today seemed like a good day to throw it out.’
‘What? You knew I loved that chair.’
‘More than you love me.’
‘That’s stupid. Anyway, what’s special about today?’
‘You forgot, didn’t you? Again.’
Ben thought for a moment, ‘Where’s the chair now?’
‘No idea. The rag and bone man took it.’
‘Did you check inside the cushion?’
‘I hid your present in there. Lisa, you’ve made a big mistake.’
Too true, Lisa thought. Would that guy take away a corpse?