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The Dalliance With Death

by Venky

(Photo Credit: Nick Allen)

The choking that racked Michalis for an agonizing while was now not that insufferable. His mottled face had already turned a menacing blue. A blue that signaled a beginning of the end. A blue which while it began taking shape was unwelcome, but was now a redeemer.

“The Mafia will be your dalliance with death” Elena had warned his dearest friend.

Now they were killing him by funneling his mouth using one of the “snout babies” that had lubricated their very engines.

As very vestige of life drained away, Michalis’s last thought was, “at least they used my favourite snouty”

(Word Count: 100)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

 For the complete list of entries, please click HERE

The credit for the breathtaking photograph goes to Nick Allen

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Sandra November 28, 2018 - 10:25 am

I like a man who can see the positive side to his predicament. He might have gone far, if he’d been allowed to.

Keith's Ramblings November 28, 2018 - 12:34 pm

Every cloud has a silver lining! Nice one.

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Susan A Eames November 28, 2018 - 12:49 pm

Goodness – what a last thought! I doubt if it would have been mine. 🙂

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Reena Saxena November 28, 2018 - 2:04 pm


Brenda's Thoughts November 28, 2018 - 2:40 pm

At least he had a moment of peace before dying? Creative take on the prompt. 🙂

JoHawkTheWriter November 28, 2018 - 7:16 pm

Now there is a man who loved his work. Nicely done.i

granonine November 28, 2018 - 8:18 pm

Live by the snoutie die by the snoutie?

venkyninja1976 November 29, 2018 - 1:41 am

That’s one most practical way to put it.

Magaly Guerrero November 29, 2018 - 12:11 am

Well, thank goodness (or badness) for small miracles. Ouch. Gulp?

venkyninja1976 November 29, 2018 - 1:39 am

Ha ha! Indeed.

Abhijit Ray November 29, 2018 - 5:02 am

This is a way to see positive in a bad situation.

4963andypop November 29, 2018 - 12:49 pm

I did not realize torture had become so personalized! You recreated his final moments well. I think there might be a typo in the last paragraph:did you mean every, instead of very?

lisarey1990 November 29, 2018 - 5:28 pm

Beautifully done. Very creative take.

Violet Lentz November 30, 2018 - 3:12 am

OMG this is wild.. Well at least it ends on a positive note!!

spicedmullings November 30, 2018 - 6:25 am

I like his positive outlook even in the darkest time!

jillyfunnell November 30, 2018 - 6:39 pm

Death by snoutie!


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