Sunday Photo Fiction: Nickel Dust #amwriting #flashfiction #fiction 


Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF.

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Credit: A Mixed Bag

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Tess held the torch in her dexterous hands, melting white-gold until it was workable. She shaped it until she formed a cuff for a woman’s wrist. Before the gold cooled, Tess placed in the center of the bracelet a pink diamond. Circling the pink diamond were tiny white diamonds. 

 Her buyer named Adrianne, had been specific about the quality and karat of raw materials used. She had been malicious to Tess as well, bruising her arm with a forceful grasp and spitting in Tessa’s face saying: 

“This bracelet must be your most perfect design yet or else. I’m not paying you so much money for nothing.” 

Fortunately, Tess knew Adrianne had a horrible allergy to nickel. Tess had procured the finest dust of nickel. When she packed up Adrienne’s bracelet she threw in silver and black glitter in the cuff’s box for decoration; the nickel dust hid well in the glitter. 

“You’ve out done yourself,” Adrianne admitted giving Tess a surprised glance. She paid Tess for the remainder of the bracelet and walked out the shop door scowling at Tess on the way out. 

She noticed Adrianne scratching her wrist and arm where she’d tried on the bracelet; Tess smiled. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

11 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: Nickel Dust #amwriting #flashfiction #fiction 

  1. Sunday Fiction December 14, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Nice! I hope the vicious … woman … learns her place. Or in the very least loses her arms.

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  2. ellenbest24 December 15, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Sneaky stuff scattering nickel, i hope she isn’t a sufferer of anaphylaxis or she’ll be dead !

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    • mandibelle16 December 15, 2016 / 5:54 pm

      Hmm, I don’t think Tess was intending to kill her. Just make her extremely uncomfortable for the evening! Thanks for commenting.

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      • mandibelle16 December 16, 2016 / 11:33 am

        It’s true. Maybe the woman was a repeat customer and always treated Tess badly and was physically abusive? I could see her trying to hurt her or or give her a life threatening reaction then. Thanks again 🙂

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  3. Joan December 23, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Both women were driven by rage and evil. Great story

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    • mandibelle16 December 24, 2016 / 1:19 am

      Well Adrianne for sure was evil. I think the woman crafting the jewels felt very attacked. She was assaulted after all. Though she probably should’ve found a better way to act, I think she thought the nickel would just make Adrianne very itchy all night. I don’t think she stopped to consider allergic reactions can and be unexpectedly quite bad. Merry Christmas Joan! Thank you for your comment.

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