Congratulations Maggie Duncan! You are the winner of this week’s Flash! Friday competition. Vivid descriptions and a very funny twist helped push your story over the top. Well done! (Everybody note this is a SECOND win for Maggie. Woot!)
Grab your loot (a writer always needs more, right??) and GET JIGGY WITH IT, Maggie! Congrats!
“The Horror of It”
Hands shaking, he opened the door. What he saw brought his free hand to his mouth to stifle his scream.
Gouts of red splashed the walls, the tub, the shower, rivulets running down the wall to pool on the floor. There was so much of it. He could see streaks of it across the mirrors, on the toilet seat. The rugs were soaked with it, discarded towels clotted with it. Every surface of the once pristine bathroom had been defiled, and he dare not step inside, lest he slip in a puddle of it and be covered himself.
His whole body on the verge of convulsing, he closed his eyes, but the horrific image had burned on his retinas. What should he do? Whom should he call? How could this have happened? He opened his eyes again and saw his wife, covered in the red mess.
“Next time,” she said, “I go to the hairdresser for a color job.”