Archive | September 2014

Flash Friday Fiction: We All Have Our Roles To Play

Typhoon Maid Thursday. CC photo by Shuji Moriwaki.

Typhoon Maid Thursday. CC photo by Shuji Moriwaki.

We All Have Our Roles To Play
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This is my punishment, she said, for sleeping with the French maid. I have to wear this costume and stand here for eight hours. God, I had no idea how much high heels hurt! I’m rather digging the stockings, though; I always did think I had nice calves.

The gas mask is to show how noxious my behavior was. Whatever. I can’t think of anything more toxic than our non-relationship itself.

The rope is in case I feel like ending it all, she said, a smirk playing across her lips. I don’t think I’ll need it, though: the sheer embarrassment might be enough to cause my death. Maybe I should just bash my head against those rocks.

I’m not even doing this because I love her. I don’t. I never have. But her daddy pays the bills. Her daddy hires the help. Her daddy is in love with me. And he’s promised me a Swedish nanny next time.

Well, I’m still waiting for my “real” Margaret Locke site to emerge from the mounds of red tape it’s buried in ever since it was hacked earlier this month. In the meantime, I figured I’d better start posting here, lest y’all think I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth!

This week’s Flash Friday Fiction contest asked us to drum up a 150 (+/-10) word story based on this photo prompt. Oh, and we had to include a death. I opted for humor over tragedy; what do you think of my result? 


Hopefully We’ll Be Back Soon!

My intrepid computer science professor husband has been working diligently to get the “old” Margaret Locke website back online, so hopefully we will return to our regularly scheduled programming shortly.

Because of that, I’m not adding much new here, as I still hold out great hope to get my old self back.

Excuse the Mess – Emergency Construction Under Way

Well, someone hacked into my previous author website and was using it to attack other WordPress websites.

Don’t they know that’s not how one plays nice?

In the meantime, my “real” site is down, so I’m throwing something up here on quickly, lest you all think I’ve dropped off the face of the Earth.

Eventually I hope to get the hang of this, but for a while if things look sparse or just plain off, please forgive me.