In the end I fed his bones to the fire, down to the last tooth. And when the knock comes at my door, I will say truthfully: he has left me for good.

This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend Trifextra prompt, in which the editors asked us for a 33-word response that includes the word tooth, but is not a story about losing a tooth.

38 responses to “Catharsis

  1. Haha, nice!

  2. gone indeed and like Dylan said the answer is Blowing in the wind.

  3. Creepy and crafty! Nice one.

  4. Excellent! Had to read it a few time to get my full creeped-out-ness going. I’m smiling huge.

  5. Creepy. Something would never fade and she would have to deal with it throughout her life and that is her own conscience.

  6. Ooh, so creepy. Love that opening line – and it just gets better from there!

  7. That murderous over-achiever. Awesome.

  8. Oh, now that’s creepy! Well done!

  9. Ooo. I love this one. Let him burn. Thanks for linking up.

  10. Very tightly-constructed passage. Murder and deniability, all in a short 33 words. Well done.

  11. That’s putting a positive spin on things.

  12. Wow, the coldness and lack of remorse is creepy. Interesting how she can justify the departure with an evasive truth. I wonder if it would pass the lie detector test?

  13. To paraphrase Iron Man from the Avengers, she’s not wrong….

  14. Always good to have a thread of truth to make the alibi believable :)) Nicely, darkly, done, Christine.

  15. Loved this! Joining in this week for the first time!

  16. Beautiful entry Christine, a well deserved Silver! I did read it before and liked it too, just forgot to comment 🙂

    • Thank you! I admit, I’m still working my way through the Trifextra entries. I got through the first 30 or so before I had to go to bed last night… Hopefully I’ll get to the rest today.

  17. What a perfectly wonderful morsel of story. Like eating a little square of fine chocolate–it’s dark, delicious, and the tiniest amount is completely fulfilling! Beautifully done.

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