#51 – Home

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Christopher Harris


The keys clattered against the sideboard, the door kicked shut with a laugh.

“You wouldn’t believe what Jack has been saying at work,…”

Jason threw his coat onto a chair and strode through the hallway, his hand pushing the living room door wide.

“Maria?  Jack said,…”

His hand froze against the light switch as the smell of gas filled his nose.  His heart plummeted.

“What have you done,….?”

Maria looked so peaceful.  There was a smile on her lips that Jason hadn’t seen in many years.  He would have given anything to see that smile again.

But not this,…

(c) Tim Austin 2016.  Promo image by Christopher Harris via Unsplash.

This story is a continuation of story 25 – “Onesie”.  You can read it by clicking here.  This isn’t the end of this story: follow the blog and like the OWOS Facebook page for more chapters in this story.

I can’t do this without your word suggestions so keep them coming in!  If you’d like me to write you a story based on a word of your choice, pop your word in the comments section below or tweet it to me @timaustin2k using the hastag #onewordonestory.

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4 thoughts on “#51 – Home

    LionAroundWriting said:
    May 20, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Nice cliffhanger.

    Liked by 1 person

      actortim responded:
      May 22, 2016 at 12:28 am

      Thank you – I’m enjoying your work! Would you like to suggest a word?

      Liked by 1 person

        LionAroundWriting said:
        May 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

        Ok, I missed that. Err let’s go for…trapdoor.


    actortim responded:
    May 23, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Your story is up, LAW! https://onewordonestoryblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/56-trapdoor/ – feel free to re-blog it, if you wish. And share it about 🙂


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