New flash fiction over at Phil Ambler’s Friday Prediction –
Rules – 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – jigsaw, capture, pimento. Deadline is 9pm UK time on Thursday 31 January 2013.
BECOMING ONE FLESH
By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
Silver bell’s soft ringing announces arrival of Mr. Angleton.
Angry chatter of jigsaw… cutting through bone… echoes from the back room.
The man sniffs the air… once… twice… as if to capture the rich scent of the butcher’s shop.
Waiting, he surveys the sliced meats in glass countercase… salami… pimento… head cheese.
White-aproned butcher emerges through curtained doorway… with a nod, he hands paper-wrapped packages across counter.
“Good to see you again, sir… enjoying the new missus?”
“I am indeed, Thomas.”
Gentleman and butcher exchange barely concealed winks.
Soft tinkle of silver bell announces departure of the Angletons.
~ finis ~
© 2013 – Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw. All Rights Reserved