#MondayMixer is a flash-fiction event hosted by Jeffrey Hollar (@Klingorengi) . Jeffrey provides three groups of three prompts (three locations, three things and three adjectives) and participants post 150-word stories – using at least one word from each group – on their blogs. This week’s prompts are:
Locations: 1) moraine 2) tumulus 3) bazaar
Things: 1) canard 2) settee 3) stiletto
Adjectives: 1) obsequious 2) audacious 3) penetrating
Here is my story:
Her penetrating, stiletto gaze laid open his heart the instant he met her in the bazaar. She seemed to show interest, as well, so he moved along, a little bit, and glanced back. She was still watching.
Encouraged, he began to approach her – indirectly, at first, so as not to appear threatening. Her eyes definitely stayed with him.
She took a few steps toward him then nodded away from the bazaar to the alleyway that led to private residences.
Seeing the signal from her eyes, he continued toward her as she turned and slowly walked in the indicated direction.
He followed and she made sure that he didn’t lose sight of her through the maze of intricate turns. Finally, they met.
It was then that she drew out her real stiletto and plunged it deep into his chest. Thus, she stole his heart, his life, and finally, his wallet.