Number Five

Flash Fiction

Ken Preston

11 January 2024

An old portrait photo of a beautiful young woman

A new fifty word story for you.

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An old portrait photo of a beautiful young woman

Number Five

Her eyes tempt him. He imagines those eyes gazing at him as he slips his hands around her throat. Will they cloud over with confusion, before widening with fear? He’ll squeeze until those eyes die.

He adjusts the focus on the camera.

‘Hold quite still,’ he says. ‘I’m almost ready.’

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