Copyright -Renee Heath

Outside the Bidwell Exchange, Chiarra pirouetted, sending the hem of her short dress flying above the curves of her lithe, supple thighs.

Martha smiled as she watched the girl, turned to glance over at the corner of Chicago and Evans as a flash of light caught her eye.

There was a man there taking pictures; only his smile was wrong.Β  She felt her stomach tighten and her fists clench as adrenaline coursed through her body; she’d heard about him, knew the trailer park where he lived.Β  The boys would pay him a visit that night.

He would disappear before dawn.


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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28 Responses to Wrong

  1. neenslewy says:

    Ohhh the plot thickens – lots of story packed in to such a short flash well done.

  2. summerstommy2 says:

    This is all a bit grim. The modern day price for taking photos. Well written as well.

  3. Martha’s got it sorted!

  4. Joe Owens says:

    The boys would pay him a visit tonight is ominous, but welcome. Such a one should always be so easily identified.

  5. dailyshorts says:

    There were so many things that passed through my mind. And a lot of unanswered questions. I found myself wanting to know more about this man, Martha, the boys. Good job. Got me thinking.

  6. pattisj says:

    I thought Martha was going to take him out there for a minute! Well done.

  7. zookyworld says:

    Martha sounds as tough as Tony Soprano… sending in the muscle for some payback.

  8. unspywriter says:

    Starts out so innocent and ends so sinister. Love it!

    Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/prima-ballerina/

  9. Oh I started to feel antipathy towards the man taking pictures but it switched to sympathy with those last lines… a wrong smile…

  10. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Imaginator,

    Martha sounds like a badass woman.



  11. Dear Imaginator,

    I hope Martha will report this sleaze bag.



  12. why do people always pick on other people who live in trailer parks. And what’s up with a ballerina who call in her boys to do a dirty? I’m getting out of town fast. Randy

  13. Keep Martha away from me. She sounds as bad as the voyeur. Wow! Such vivid characters. Well written.

  14. Martha is the woman in charge!

  15. Let’s hope Martha’s right and there’s not some other explanation.


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