Seventy-nine words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Familiar and the limit, 79 words.





You seem familiar, sir, your guise fools me not. ‘Tis you that set the fire that fateful day.

Ned still bears the scars. Though pummeled gagged and bound, he writhed free but had not the means to quench the pernicious flames that cruelly robbed him of his dwelling place, his wife, his beloved children.

And now, deplorable sir, the nethermost depths of your repugnant basket are reached. ‘Tis I who’ll strike the final blow; ’tis I.

Take this …. sir!



31 thoughts on “Seventy-nine words

  1. Sadje Dec 4, 2021 / 15:50

    Still respectful as he extract his rightful vengeance! Great story Keith

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  2. Bill Dec 4, 2021 / 19:52

    Oh, Keith. It is an absolute must to hear you read this. Excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sunra Rainz Dec 4, 2021 / 22:06

    I think he deserved more than a smack! Well-read, Keith! And well-penned. I say, rather dark for you! Excellent use of the prompt word 🙂

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  4. dorahak Dec 5, 2021 / 01:56

    Great manners but with deadly intent: vengeance! Entertaining as usual, Keith,

    Liked by 1 person

  5. hilarymb Dec 5, 2021 / 10:00

    Well done Keith – just hope the blows (and I hope there were blows) were fatal. Well done on the prompt … cheers Hilary

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  6. GHLearner Dec 5, 2021 / 10:28

    This is great, revenge with style. In this day and age it’d probably be, “You!” and “Wham!”


  7. Dale Dec 6, 2021 / 02:12

    A gentleman through and through! Was fabulous to listen to you read it!

    Liked by 2 people

      • Dale Dec 6, 2021 / 12:01

        Very much so! Only a proper English person could do it so well 😉

        Liked by 2 people

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