Fiction

The Apple in the Pit

9th August 2019 — 4

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Fiction

The Apple in the Pit

9th August 2019 — 4

This writing prompt the “poisoned apple” is courtesy of Carrot Ranch’s weekly Flash Fiction Challenge. The challenge is the story must be 99 words. No more no less.


“It can’t be THE apple,” she said examining the bite mark “That would be absurd”.
“Why?” he said.
“Why?” she spluttered “Because! Because it’s myth, legend. Not to mention fresh!”.
“It’s not a normal ap…“ he started.
“Nonsense!” she cut him off. Reaching into the pit she grabbed the apple.
“Don’t“ he shouted. It was too late, she had taken a bite.
“How do you feel?” he said as she chewed the juicy apple.
Her mouth full, she mumbled, “just get back to digging”.
Moments later the spade hit something hard as behind him there was a loud thud.

Cover image courtesy of: Andrew Johnson

4 comments

  • H.R.R. Gorman

    10th August 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Sounds like there’s already a handy grave nearby when they pass out!

    Reply

  • Charli Mills

    13th August 2019 at 4:04 am

    More than myth, and a mystery to boot. Thanks for joining us at Carrot Ranch!

    Reply

  • Norah

    14th August 2019 at 8:02 am

    She should have listened!

    Reply

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