Saturday Mix Flash Fiction: A Discount #amwriting #flashfiction #Saturdaymix 


Thanks to Bastet from MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Saturday Mix. Today’s prompt is a story of the mystery genre using A BROKEN VASE, THREE DAISIES, A KNIFE, A MUSSED UP RUG, and A SHOPPING BAG. Sorry, couldn’t quite get this down to 150 words today. 

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Credit: GSK ’17

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A woman lay on the floor holding a shopping bag from Lululemon. Nearby her was what the detective assumed was the murder weapon, a broken vase which had held three Gerber daisies. 

The detective was confused inspecting the victim. It appeared the vase had finally killed her, but he discovered, she also had two stab wounds —older wounds. Beneath the woman was a mussed up rug and her head still bled. The two stab wounds, however, never bled enough to stain the rug. 

The detective discovered the woman’s husband in the den, his hands covered in blood. He didn’t even try to deny killing his wife saying he attempted three times to kill her; a knife stained in blood was found in the den. 

The husband explained, his wife had been sleeping with the neighbours son who attended university. Parker was a manager at a Lululemon store and sleeping with him, the bored housewife ensured herself a fifty-percent discount. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

16 thoughts on “Saturday Mix Flash Fiction: A Discount #amwriting #flashfiction #Saturdaymix 

  1. Michael January 29, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Great story Mandi, highly entertaining…..what some will do for a discount…

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    • mandibelle16 January 29, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you Michael for commenting. I know must be the best yoga pants in the world lol. 😉

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  2. Coyote from Orion January 29, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Hope all going well. Good luck for the rooster year now x

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      • Coyote from Orion January 29, 2017 / 5:28 pm

        Not bad so far today. Should meditate soon. Hope all ok for you over there. Look after yourself xox

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      • mandibelle16 January 29, 2017 / 5:34 pm

        Thank you, have a good meditation. 🙂 Look after yourself too.

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      • Coyote from Orion January 29, 2017 / 5:36 pm

        Thanks again. Hope I am reading more of your thoughts and ideas soon 🙂

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  3. rosemawrites January 30, 2017 / 2:30 am

    Oh goodness!!! how were you able to think about such creative and original take. Nice one, Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 January 30, 2017 / 9:40 am

      Lol. Thank you Rosema. I’m not sure. We have these shows on, you know reality TV housewives of New York etc and to me they seem shallow (most of them) and I don’t watch them often but somehow that worked it’s way into the story. Lulu had the best yoga wear but it is pricey even for a Canadian brand on Canada, so I suppose a discount could be a big coup for a bored housewife 🙂

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  4. Bastet February 11, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Nice and love the twist too in the story. I must say the husband was really very determined!

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