Genre Writing Challenge April 25

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Title: The Lover

By the gods, he loved her. Jonathan really did. She drove him crazy, slowly taking her time to lean in and kiss him. First on the lips, then on the nose, then on the cheeks. She looked at him sensually before leaning in again, whispering into his ears.

“If you really love me, you would do it for me. Didn’t you say you would do anything for me?”

“Yes,” he replied, dazed. “Yes, I did.” By the gods, Jonathan really loved her. He would do anything for her!

“Good. Kill your family for me. Your wife and your kids. Without them, we can finally be together!”

“Yes, together,” he replied.

She read in the newspaper the next day that Jonathan had stabbed his wife, Amanda, and his three children, a little boy of seven and twin girls of four to death.

She smiled. The pain of plastic surgery and all the corrective surgeries on her once hunchback body was worth it. She finally had her revenge.

Serve Jonathan and Amanda right for making her high school years a misery with their relentless bullying.

(183 words)

I’m starting to suspect my mental health. I did not think of this story; it just came to me as I was writing about the romantic interaction between the two, then unnamed, characters. I do feel sorry about the innocent children though.

Well, I have never tried Romance Mystery genre before. I think I got the Romance part down, but I’m not too sure about the Mystery part.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

This challenge is a bit different:

Response should use the photo prompt given
Response should be in specified genre

The purpose of this challenge is to push ourselves to dip our toes in other genres than we normally write in. The form of writing is up to you.

It doesn’t have to be good!
It doesn’t have to be right!


Prompt: Genre Writing Challenge April 25


9 thoughts on “Genre Writing Challenge April 25

  1. Please, don’t apologise for this story! I think you’ve embraced the spirit of the challenge wholeheartedly! I don’t think this belongs to Mystery genre, but it’s a damn good read nevertheless! The way it started, I could never imagine the dramatic twist.
    Having said that, my favourite part was the beginning. Made me smile. 🙂

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    • Thank you for reading and for your kind words. Yup, I’m still working on the mystery part for this to qualify as romance mystery genre. Nonetheless, I’m happy that this story appeal to you, especially the beginning.


    • Haha, thanks, milady! It has been quite a while since I write stories and these prompts are helping me get my prose writing back! It’s about time, I’ll say. Glad you enjoy it, Tre! 😀

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