Friday Fictioneers: the dress

My entry for Friday Fictioneers, the week of 31-may-2013


Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)


Make every word count.

TITLE:  The Dress

window-dressing-janet-webbCopyright – Janet Webb

Dina liked the dress the moment she saw it.  The color, the miles of tulle in the skirt, in a word, perfect!

Pushing the dress deep into the tub, she held it under the water until all the air was released, and it had quit bubbling.  Then she left it to soak for a bit.

Returning later, she removed it from the tub, drained out the water, and refilled it with fresh for a rinse.  Gently she removed the dress, placed it onto a hangar and hung it outside to dry.

Now, what to do with the body?  she thought.


Thank you Rochelle for another great prompt!

64 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: the dress

  1. David Stewart says:

    Nice ending. Hmm, yes, bodies are harder to get rid of than stains. By the way, have you seen the Breaking Bad episode where they tried to get rid of a boy in a bathtub with acid? Not a good idea…:)

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Viv!

      Gruesome… it is worrisome. Where does it all come from? Why do the photographs from FFs bring it out in me?

      Hm. I suspect it was all those late night reads with Ray Bradbury, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stephen King over the years! 😉

  2. sustainabilitea says:

    What I liked is that at first read, I thought she was trying to figure out how to get her body in shape and the the second time I realized she needed to get rid of the body that had been inside the dress. 🙂 Should have remembered this was FF and expected the dead body.


    • Lynda says:

      Ha, I was just mentioning to another commenter that these Friday Fictioneer photo prompts seem to bring out the twisted in me…

      Thanks, Lori!

    • Lynda says:

      So did my husband! This surprised me, because I have to twist his arm to get him to read and respond to my efforts. 😉

      Thank you, Rochelle!

  3. Mystikel says:

    Loved this one. I was trying to figure out what she was doing with the dress and then the last line told all.

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Lily. Funny thing is, that this was starting out to be a Molly Ringwold Pretty in Pink tale and I hated it. Too familiar, I told myself. So I changed it up. 😉

  4. John Hardy Bell says:

    I just loooooove surprises! And that ending was certainly a nice one! Nice intro for me to your work. I look forward to reading more now. Well done Lynda!

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