Maria was not thrilled when Freddie bought this boat. “How is he going to pay bills? Where are his customers?” Maria’s could not cope with her worries.
“Come for a ride once, I shall explain everything.”
Today, as Freddie gently ushered Maria in, he dissuaded Maria’s mother, Susie, “not now, another time.”
Susie never liked Freddie. Of so many good boys, Maria chose this upstart.
“No one can beat fate, can she?” thought Susie sulking, “I am sure Freddie is upto something fishy.”
As a regular to god’s abode, Susie it seemed had a direct connection, and this morning her plea was heard.
Within fifteen minutes into the water, the old engine sputtered and died. Embarrassed and upset Freddie took out oars to paddle them to safety when he heard Susie screaming,
“police, police, Freddie is trying to kill my daughter. Look he has taken out sticks to beat her.”
Word Count: 150
Competition No. 193
This little piece of fiction was inspired by the weekly prompt challenge of 27th Nov, 2018 hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks for reading! Other entries on the topic can be found here.
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