Toby – 100WCGU – Week173

Posted on 2nd November 2015 in #writingworkshop/ 100WCGU/ Crime Fiction/ writing workshop

Toby paused, the agony of loss felt physical, he’d known it was coming but it still hit him like a punch to the heart.

The knowing, the expecting, the anticipating didn’t make it easier; the pain was just as raw and overwhelming as if it had been out of the blue.

He’d loved her. There was no denying it, she was the woman of his dreams and as the flames leapt skyward he knew his heart was breaking.

‘It’s done.’ He spoke the words curtly and ended the call. Turning his back on the burning car he walked away feeling his heart harden with every step.


This week’s prompt for the #100WCGU was:

Weather wise, it feels very strange here in the UK. It is now November but extremely mild. However, we have lots of fog around which makes for great atmosphere for the recent Halloween celebrations and this week, for Bonfire night. Let’s hope the temperature does not drop for November 5th. The prompt has to be around this theme, doesn’t it?!

It is: …as the flames leapt skyward..

If this is your first time here do check out ‘What is 100WCGU?’ for details of how to enter.


Toby – 100WCGU – Week173

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  • Reply Kimberley Cooper 3rd November 2015 at 7:55 am

    I like it! Follows a similar dark path to mine.

  • Reply GG 4th November 2015 at 11:17 am

    Hell hath no fury like a burning car…and women are the ones oft blamed. Ha! Great story.

  • Reply Julia 5th November 2015 at 10:08 pm

    OMG! This is brilliant in all respects. Tension & depth & angst & terror. One of your best!

    • Reply admin 7th November 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Wow, thank you!

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