#FF — Monday’s Red Rose

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Monday’s Red Rose

It started with Monday’s red rose left on my doorstep. I smiled, wondering who my secret admirer was. On Tuesday, I arrived home and found a box of high-priced chocolate truffles, kept cool with an ice pack. One melted on my tongue as my imagination wandered again as to my admirer.

Each day of the week, I found a bigger and better anonymous gift. On Sunday morning, I was gifted with a masked figure standing over my bed.

โ€œAre you surprised, Mary?โ€

I recognized his voice: it was the man I watched die โ€“ at my hand.

[98 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the inspirational host of Friday Fictioneers.

58 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Oh how intriguing

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome Li

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Back for a bit of revenge it seems! Good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Iain! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Yikes. I’m outta here!

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    Well that was a twist I wasn’t expecting

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    1. msjadeli says:

      She wasn’t either!

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  5. Dale says:

    Uh oh… She definitely didn’t leave him dead-DEAD! How nice of him to woo her before he ummm. did whatever he will do!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the neat pic to write to. Fun comment, Dale. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Dale says:

        You are most welcome, Lisa. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. CGraith says:

    Interesting twistโ€ฆyou owe us two words though. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, C!

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  7. memadtwo says:

    That would be a bit disconcerting…(k)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, literally a rude awakening.

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  8. Quite a twist you came up with here, Lisa. Slightly creepy but pretty good! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christian. I really wonder what is going to happen next!

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  9. Fandango says:

    Paybacks are a bitch!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      And this one is with interest!

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  10. Oh dear, it was going so well!

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  11. pennygadd51 says:

    Eeeek! A ghost who can arrange the delivery of roses and chocs! What a spooky tale.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed! Thank you for reading and your comment, Penny.

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  12. GHLearner says:

    Yikes! I did not expect this. Murder 101: make sure after the deed that the victim is dead dead (how Dale put it). Great twist!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gabi. I remember another FF story I wrote (there was a lake) where the assumed corpse was less-than. I really wonder whether love can transcend murder…

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  13. Dear Lisa,

    Wonderful buildup to a chilling end leaving me wondering if he was really dead. Either way, I’d say she’s in Trooooouuuuuble. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you and I wonder the same thing!
      Shalom,
      Lisa

      Like

  14. Bill says:

    Nicely done, Lisa. Obviously he was quite grateful for your efforts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ But of course. Thanks, Bill.

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  15. trentpmcd says:

    According to Khan, the Klingons have a saying that revenge is a dish best served cold, and leading her on for that shock end was pretty cold! Or maybe it was hot, but I just wanted to use the quote ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL, Trent. Glad you did.

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  16. James McEwan says:

    If only he could have dragged sending her mysterious gifts for at least a month. Just imagine what she would receive; Surprised yes. But will he act out some form of revenge, or will they be trapped in some kind of lover’s blackmail. What next?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, I like what you see in this. You never know, there may be a next chapter for them…

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  17. draliman says:

    That all went a bit wrong for her ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Uh-huh, after what sounds like it went a bit wrong for him…

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  18. Revenge is dish best …guess it’s payback time! Lovely story, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Neel, thanks much. Glad you enjoyed the story.

      Like

  19. plaridel says:

    such a twist in the end. i never expected it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m so glad the twist got you, Plaridel. Thank you.

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  20. Wow, that was terrifying. Great twist!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Brenda, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  21. Margaret says:

    Oh no. Not a love story at all! I hope she got to eat the rest of the truffles before she met her doom.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol I love your comment. Thanks, Margaret!

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  22. Vartika says:

    Unexpected ending. Well done lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Vartika ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  23. Nobbinmaug says:

    Never trust a dead man who brings you gifts. I knew there was a twist coming, but I didn’t expect that.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad I gotcha with the twist.

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  24. Ooh! It was so good to read this, Li. Much as I love your poems, I love your fiction more. โค๏ธ

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, such high praise, thank you!

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      1. You are welcome. You have the knack for the most unexpected twists.

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  25. Ah HA … did he not quite die at her hand?
    Is it his ghost? Nope … she didn’t do the job right.
    He is going to get his revenge, now she will be the one dead.
    Such a good story, Lisa. You gave us a great build-up. My fav
    read this week … Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Isadora, am very pleased you enjoyed the story this week. Many thanks โค

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  26. Laurie Bell says:

    Ooooooo that last line, scary as anything!
    Nicely built subtle tension here

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Laurie, thank you. I wanted to keep that low profile even as the horror was revealed ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  27. Michael says:

    Wow, I am not a great reader of criminal stories, but the way you wrote this was fabulous

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Michael, thank you. So glad you enjoyed it.

      Like

  28. lblooom says:

    Wow! This is really interesting. I love stories with a bit of a horror element to them. Thank you for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed the story, thank you, Bloom.

      Liked by 1 person

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