Sunday Photo Fiction: Part Ten – Nineteen-Years Later #flashfiction #serial #amwriting #thriller

Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF.


A Mixed Bag


Time stood still as Garig ran his hunter’s knife against Chad’s throat. He waited for the moment it would finally slice through his skin, but the moment never came. 

 Garig was hit multiple times in the back whith bullets and Chad watched as Garig’s albino eyes went wide with shock.

Then there was blood on Garig and on the bedding around Chad. He watched Garig gaze at his hands covered in his own blood and then turn his head to see both Tom and Sam holding large guns, ready to shoot again; there was no need, Garig fell forward on Chad dead. 

“Get him off me, get him off me.” Chad yelled. 

This time the blood soaking into Chad’s bedding and even dripping on his face didn’t disturb him. He’d become indifferent to this monster who had made his life and his family’s life a hell. 

“It’s alright,” both Sam and Tom told Chad. 

They removed Garig from him, as he still lay in bed. Chad didn’t waste anytime getting up, although, due to his recent surgery, he moved carefully.

“Whose house is this?” He asked. 

“It’s Marrion’s Chad. She’s been taking care of you. We’ve had guards posted at her house. I don’t know how Garig snuck past them,” Sam said.

“He’s a deceptive B$&@(?d; Garig was a terrible man. He’s the reason I’ve been stuck in Russia your whole life. I know you thought I was your Dad.” Tom said. 

Chad smiled, “It’s okay Uncle Tom. I never knew you as Dad so calling you Uncle Tom isn’t a stretch.”

“Uncle Tom, Garig told me he’d been in touch with Mom all these years, but that he murdered her.”

Tom’s eyes went dark. “I’m sorry Chad. We’ll both miss her. I’ve known for a while Mona’s been tipping Garig off. I communicated with Mona often. Garig had her tricked; but she always loved you.”

A stray tear leaked down Chad’s cheek.”Is Marrion okay? I’d like to thank her. I think she likes you Sam, er Dad.” 

” She was out when Garig came, thank god. I like her too Chad. I have the time to be with her now if that’s okay with you?” 

” It’s great Sam .  . . I’m not sure I’ll get used to calling you Dad.” Chad said and Sam chuckled.

“What’s next?” Chad asked. 

“Well, this term, you won’t be able to start university but I think in the winter term you can go to school.” Sam said and Tom nodded. 

Marrion came into the bedroom checking Chad’s wound, “Your healing fast,” she said. She got up and snuggled under Sam’s arm to his surprise. 

“It’s finally over than?” Marrion asked.

Chad, Sam, and Tom, grinned at each other.



Read Part Nine Here. Or start from the beginning at Part One Here. 


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15 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: Part Ten – Nineteen-Years Later #flashfiction #serial #amwriting #thriller

    • mandibelle16 September 12, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you Al. I’m glad you like it. To me it feels abrupt, the other pieces moved so fast 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 September 12, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you S. It was fun but bitter sweet to end. It kind of feels like you were on this fast-paced ride and it suddenly stopped. Thanks for following 🙂

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  1. clcouch123 September 12, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Satisfying ending, consistent with the genre of the rest. Moves fast, as thrillers do. Successful work, Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 September 12, 2016 / 7:06 pm

      Thanks Christopher. I’m happy the ending worked. It moved so fast it was hard to suddenly, have it halt. That’s what it felt like 🙂 Thank you again for following the series 🙂

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      • clcouch123 September 12, 2016 / 7:49 pm

        I suppose it’s like engaging the brake. Which for this work is right.

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  2. rosemawrites September 13, 2016 / 3:06 am

    there’s the ending! geeeez. you surely write fiction so well! gripping fiction!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 September 13, 2016 / 3:08 am

      Thanks Rosema. I told Christopher, things were moving so fast it felt like the story ended so suddenly. I’m happy you liked the thriller. It was a stretch for me,a new genre 🙂

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  3. Joan September 13, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Another great thriller has ended. I loved every bit of it even though some episodes did well to leave me at the edge. Chad really deserved this great ending. Great writing Mandi

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    • mandibelle16 September 13, 2016 / 5:04 pm

      Thank Joan I’m really happy you enjoyed the serial. Yes, I think the happy ending is well deserved by all characters.


    • mandibelle16 September 18, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks Susan for following the serial. I’m happy you liked the ending.


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